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Thread: Donating Blood?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007

    Default Donating Blood?

    This may be a silly question, but can you donate blood while breastfeeding?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    Default Re: Donating Blood?


    the red cross site says its ok.....

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006

    Default Re: Donating Blood?

    I asked my LLL leaders this recently after the bridge collapse here in Minneapolis. My son is 10 months old and they said at this age it is fine to donate blood. The worry would be a low level of fluids, so you need to make sure to drink lots of water before and after. If you are in bfing a newborn or baby under 4-6 months I'd say wait.

    Anne- Mom to two active boys: Henry 10/06 and Jamie 4/09

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