Do you drink alcohol when you are breastfeeding?

I found this great article explaining how much alcohol is safe to drink when you are breastfeeding your baby.

I will have an occasional drink when I am breastfeeding. I always wait at least one hour before I breastfeed my baby after I drink alcohol. I will never feed my baby while I still feel the alcohol. I have never found the need to pump and dump. I think that moderation is key and that as long as I am only drinking occasionally and not drinking to get totally wasted, it shouldn't be a problem.

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4Katie
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    03/07/14
    Amanda Hurley
    With all of my children, except Connor, I drank while breastfeeding. Its a matter of moderation.
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      Amanda Muir
      Yes I would have wine while I was breastfeeding. Less than 2% of the alcohol gets into your milk. Also a good time to have a drink is while you are actually breastfeeding. It's not a direct line to the milk. lol. It takes a bit of time for it to get into your bloodstream and then into your milk. Unless you are drinking excessively and getting drunk it is fine to have a drink or two and breastfeed.
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        08/04/14
        I wont and refuse to drink while i'm breastfeeding.I haven't drank alcohol in 3 years, i'm not much of drinker either though. I read a saying once that 'If your drunk, your milk is drunk' It's best to pump and save some breastmilk for those days when you want to drink.
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