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    i really like drinking kombucha. it tastes good to me, and since i really dislike drinking water, i like sipping on it throughout the day. sort of my FU to soda. i know about it having some carbs... whatev, i don't care.
    BUT i am nursing an 8 month old, and read some scare-tactic info that says no kombucha while nursing. i will ask doc at next week's visit, but for now...
    what do you guys know about it?

  • #2
    Depends how much vodka your adding to it.....

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    • #3
      Originally posted by cookie View Post
      i really like drinking kombucha. it tastes good to me, and since i really dislike drinking water, i like sipping on it throughout the day. sort of my FU to soda. i know about it having some carbs... whatev, i don't care.
      BUT i am nursing an 8 month old, and read some scare-tactic info that says no kombucha while nursing. i will ask doc at next week's visit, but for now...
      what do you guys know about it?
      I've not heard of anything in regards to kombucha and nursing. My friend makes and drinks it and she's still nursing. I've drank it when I was nursing my youngest. I don't know about your Dr., but I doubt most allopathic Dr.'s would know anything about kombucha, or diet in general for that matter.
      Earthy Mama's Journal

      "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" ~ Hippocrates

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      • #4
        I did research and decided to do it. I have been drinking about 16 ounces a day of homemade kombucha for the past 2.5 years all the while I have been nursing. Still drinking kombucha and still nursing!
        Home birthing legal mama. Unschooler. Jewish Intactivist (step away from the foreskin!). Full-term breastfeeder. Kettlebell padawan.

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        • #5
          I know at least four different breastfeeding moms who drink kombucha like it's going out of style. The warning was probably because it has a slight alcohol content, and some people are really skittish about ANY alcohol and nursing. But the amount is so slight, you're totally fine.

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          • #6
            Do you make your own? It is possible to get some of the not-nice bacteria in there. However, that's true of any food. Booch just has the ickiness factor since so many home-brew.

            I'd say if you make your own and you're experienced you're fine. If you get the bottled stuff the quality control will probably take care of you. Just don't OD on it.

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            • #7
              I was thinking the no 'booch while bf'ing was from the slight alcohol content too.

              Like our great-grandparents never slipped their offspring any liquor when they were babies... lol
              --Trish (Bork)
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              • #8
                Seriously, I see no problem with it.

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                • #9
                  awesome! i am an "everything in moderation" mommy, so i have no problem with the minute amount of alcohol. it will keep her quiet, right?
                  anyway, i'm an occasional wine drinker (when i know i'm off the hook for the night, nursing wise... so i see no big whoop.
                  thanks guys and galz!

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                  • #10
                    ps that was a joke about keeping her quiet.., no reporting child's services about my secrets for successful nap-time.

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                    • #11
                      Hmm, what I read about kombucha and nursing had to do with the "detoxifying" effect of kombucha. It had been recommended that if you had been drinking kombucha all along that it was fine... but if you are new to it to start slowly & note any fussiness in baby. Not sure how accurate that is, but hey it was on the internets so it must be true. Happy nursing.
                      Jen, former Midwesterner, living in the middle of nowhere.

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