Not Sleeping - Zer Netmouse — LiveJournal
|Date:||December 19th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)|| |
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.
|Date:||December 19th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)|| |
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...
|Date:||December 19th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)|| |
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...
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.
Guiness is an old-school home remedy to increase breast milk production. Others are oatmeal (for the mother) and fenugreek.