Alcohol passes freely into mother’s milk and has been found to peak about 30 to 60 minutes after consumption. This is a risk as an infant has an immature liver and therefore even small amounts of ingested alcohol can cause problems. It takes a 120 pound woman about two to three hours to eliminate from her body the alcohol in one serving of beer or wine the more alcohol that is consumed, the longer it takes for it to be eliminated. (La Leche League’s THE BREASTFEEDING ANSWER BOOK (pp. 597-598)
You can wait a number of hours after drinking before breastfeeding but can you really be sure all the alcohol is gone? There is a way to be sure and that is with an alcohol breast milk test kit. In only two minutes, Milkscreen analyses breast milk for; the presence of alcohol and provides you with a clear positive or negative reading. Each pack contains 8 test strips. Milkscreens are available to purchase from our ebay store www.aussieinfants.com.au Enjoy lifes celebrations with a drink or 2 but be safe and dont pass alcohol on to your baby.
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