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Alcohol while breastfeeding

Patient: Is it ok to have two glasses of red wine daily while breastfeeding

 

 

Doctor: No, 1 or 2 alcohol drinks daily could be harmful for your child. Remember that you will pass a small percentage of every thing that you ingest to your baby through breastfeeding, but daily alcohol could harm your baby’s immature liver.You should not drink more than 1-2 units of alcohol per week. A breastfeeding mother should also avoid breastfeeding 2-3 hours after drinking alcohol. I hope I cleared your doubt.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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