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Pumping Survival Guide - Part 3: Alcohol


Alcohol & Breastfeeding


"Not drinking alcohol is the safest option for breastfeeding mothers.


However, moderate alcohol consumption (up to 1 drink/day) is not known to be harmful to the infant."


Source: CDC


If you're planning on enjoying a drink...


Review the resources provided to understand how you can safely drink alcohol and provide breastmilk


If your loved ones are questioning you...


Inform them: breastmilk is from your blood

Remind them: you're making an educated decision


Always: drink responsibly


If you're planning on abstaining...


Bring a non-alcoholic beverage along with you

like a mocktail, seltzer, NA beer, or sparkling juice


If your loved ones are questioning you...


Inform them: of your decision

Remind them: you can celebrate without alcohol


Always: keep your boundaries


Resources:





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