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December 19th, 2010
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From:shekkara
Date:December 19th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
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I don't know how much of a good idea this is or not, but one woman I know used to drink some guinness before her last breastfeeding, and apparently that helped her baby sleep.
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From:netmouse
Date:December 19th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
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I have had a few sips of beer of an evening, and I didn't notice any particular change in her sleeping. Could try more, but then, I'm not crazy about beer...
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From:tammylc
Date:December 19th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
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Alcohol transmission through breastmilk is very minimal. About 10% of your blood alcohol level gets through the milk - not enough to affect baby. Some people say that beers like Guinness can help milk production, so maybe that's what was going on there...
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From:apostle_of_eris
Date:December 19th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
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Although it may be purely academic in the immediate context, I have been assured very authoritatively that nursing mothers should not smoke pot. Even at the distance of being a male non-parent, the thought of an infant with the munchies gives me a small shudder.
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From:cathshaffer
Date:December 19th, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC)
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Guiness is an old-school home remedy to increase breast milk production. Others are oatmeal (for the mother) and fenugreek.
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