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Thread: Donating Blood?

  1. #1
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    Default Donating Blood?

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

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Donating Blood?

    http://www.newenglandblood.org/giving/guide.htm

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

  3. #3
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    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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