Folk Wisdom – Breastfeeding

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Folk wisdom says that drinking beer boosts breast milk production. We’d like to wishfully nominate the following food items:

Cranberry martinis
Caramel-laced coffee drinks
Doughnuts
Turkey jerky
Cheez Doodles

A daily cup or two of coffee is fine, but too much caffeine can interfere with your baby’s sleep or make him fussy. Remember that caffeine is also found in some sodas, teas, and over-the-counter medicines. Btw, i’m a coffee addict. I sacrifice for my baby 😦 it was written above 1 or 2 cup of coffee is fine maybe a coffee not that strong will be better.

It’s also okay to have an occasional alcoholic drink. But having more than one drink increases your blood alcohol level to the point that the alcohol gets into your milk. If you plan on having more than one drink at a time, wait two hours per drink before resuming nursing (or nurse, then have your glass of wine). There’s no need to pump and dump unless your breasts are full and it’s still not time to feed your baby. Moderate or heavy drinking is definitely not recommended while breastfeeding. An old wive’s tale suggests that dark beer increases milk production, but recent studies suggest this is not true and that alcohol, in fact, reduces milk production.

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