Yes it does! It's the same concentration in the breast milk as it is in the blood. Over time, that concentration drops just like it does in your blood, so if you have a glass of wine and TWO HOURS LATER you feed the baby, then there's minimal amounts in the blood.
Originally Posted by carlh
It is a concern if the baby gets the same buzz as the adult because their liver can't metabolize it efficiently so they're stuck with it for longer.
Having said that, I'm totally fine with an occasional social drink during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Just time the breastfeeding one properly! (In pregnancy, the liver issue is moot, because the placenta/mom's liver is doing almost everything--the baby's liver is not processing much.
Oh, and as I said in another thread: I think if you're feeling the need to buy test strips, you're drinking too much!
Last edited by lizch; 10-11-2010 at 09:03 AM.
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