We're often told to avoid alcohol when breastfeeding. That's the "safe" answer, but it's not always practical. So, if you're going to have a drink, what do you need to know to protect your breast milk? How long should you wait to breastfeed your baby? How much alcohol is actually getting into your milk and how can that impact your baby?
After nine long months of pregnancy, you may be itching for an ice-cold beer or a glass of wine, but is it safe to drink if you’re breastfeeding? Are there any special precautions you should take? In this post, pediatrician Dr. James Murphy advises on the ins and outs of drinking alcohol while breastfeeding.