During the holidays, women will likely want to have a drink or two with family or friends. This sounds pretty harmless, but what if the woman is breastfeeding? According to a recent health report, it’s fine to indulge a little.
While it is an old wive’s tale that beer can boost milk supply, a number of health professionals advise against it. It’s actually the brewer’s yeast that increases milk supply. And as long as you don’t drink too much, the alcohol doesn’t exactly seep into the breast milk and harm the baby.
Sam Tabar says that fortunately, nursing moms will be happy to know that the “pump and dump” method is not necessary. This means that you don’t have to throw your milk away after you’ve had a few drinks. Breast milk is quite valuable and full of nutrition. So your baby won’t have to have formula on the days you have wine with dinner.