Alcohol and Breastfeeding

From LLL in VA/WV References

These are some good resources for information about drinking alcohol and breastfeeding.


MommyMeds is a website that provides up-to-date, evidence-based information on the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It's sponsored by the InfantRisk Center, and provides the same information as the InfantRisk website, but in less technical language.

The MommyMeds Milk Alcohol Calculator is a tool that can tell you how long it will take for alcohol to be cleared from your milk after drinking, based on your body weight and the number of drinks you had

No Pumping and Dumping

Dr. Phil Boucher at the Reassurance Provided blog wrote an excellent explanation of why you don't need to pump and dump after drinking alcohol, called "Dump this breast-feeding myth".