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Drinking After Giving Birth

I've heard that some midwives suggest drinking dark beer in order to help your milk come in. I was wondering how often and how much you can drink after giving birth, if you are breastfeeding? How do you know if the milk has any alcohol in it? I have heard of pumping and dumping but I don't understand how to know when you should do this.


  • I think the recommendation is 2 or less glasses. A small quantity like that will not be transferred to breastmilk.

  • the same effect will be achieved with water or tea. Sometimes I drank a glass of black beer, but tea helped me the most. I drank half a liter a day.

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