Drinking Alcohol and Breastfeeding: Myths and Truths

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Drinking alcohol and breastfeeding has been a controversial subject used to unnecessarily shame mothers and restrict their access to alcohol. While some sources say no amount of alcohol is safe as long as you’re breastfeeding, other sources are much more lenient on the subject. There are so many different breastfeeding and drinking myths out there, that many moms choose to just say “No, thanks” because of the confusion. But you don’t have to do that. Here are the top 5 breastfeeding and alcohol myths and truths.

Top 5 Myths About Drinking Alcohol and Breastfeeding

You don’t have to deny yourself a drink because of misinformation. Nor do you have to give up breastfeeding entirely because it’s too restrictive. You can enjoy an occasional drink or two and still safely breastfeed your baby.

Myth #1: Drinking and breastfeeding are never safe.

According to Dr. Jack Newman MD,…

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