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Old January 5th 04, 02:57 PM
Buzzy Bee
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Default How long for alcohol to leave BM?

On Thu, 1 Jan 2004 10:05:18 +1100, "*Hunee*"
wrote:
but then again I might just have mucked up the snipping as usual!
DH wants me to pump and dump for 3 days but I think this is too long.


As others have said, the amount in your breastmilk is negligible
anyway. However P&D for 3 days could have a disastrous effect on your
supply, which could be bad for the baby in itself.

Megan
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Old January 20th 04, 08:02 PM
Liz S. Reynolds
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In article ,
Naomi Pardue wrote:
Um, here in NSW we are legally too drunk to drive at 0.05% -- is yours 0.1%?


Varies from state to state. Most are either .1% or .08. I don't know of any
states where it's ,05%. (However, the main point of the figure was to explain
that, even if mom is solidly plastered, the milk is still going to contain only
a fraction of the amount of alcohol that would be found in any actual alcoholic
beverage, and so would not do any harm to the baby.)


I totally agree moderate amounnts are fine - that glass of wine with dinner
or beer with pizza are going to dilute down to almost nothing - even
"Non-alcoholic" beer can have up to %2 alcohol.

Legally drunk isn't really drunk though, 2 beers can get you to .05%, which
may not be safe to drive, but I wouldn't call plastered by several drinks.

Here's an interesting BA estimator I just found:
http://www.drunkdrivingdefense.com/general/bac.htm

This may be more helpful than gauging by the effects - if you are regularly
a heavy drinker your tolerance may be high enough that your blood alcohol
could be high enough to effect the baby without you being noticably drunk,
whereas a normal teetotaler could get pretty sick on that 2 beers.

Some breastfeeding book (can't remember which one) mentioned a woman who
drank so heavily her milk wouldn't freeze - gack!

-Liz
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Old January 22nd 04, 05:05 AM
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Liz S. Reynolds wrote:

Some breastfeeding book (can't remember which one) mentioned a woman who
drank so heavily her milk wouldn't freeze - gack!


Alcohol is fatal at a blood alcohol level one-tenth that of
full-strength beer (0.5).

I'm finding this story very, very difficult to believe.

Lara
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Old January 22nd 04, 03:57 PM
Liz S. Reynolds
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In article ,
Lara wrote:
Liz S. Reynolds wrote:

Some breastfeeding book (can't remember which one) mentioned a woman who
drank so heavily her milk wouldn't freeze - gack!


Alcohol is fatal at a blood alcohol level one-tenth that of
full-strength beer (0.5).

I'm finding this story very, very difficult to believe.


LD50 is 0.4% and 0.3% is pretty darn dangerous.

We'd need to know how much alcohol is required to prevent freezing -
probably not all that much since the natural sugar has already lowered the
freezing temperature. I find my milk thaws much quicker than a similar
sized ice cube and I'm sure that's why, so it could be plausable at least.

-Liz
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Old January 23rd 04, 02:00 AM
Lara
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Liz S. Reynolds wrote:

In article ,
Lara wrote:
Liz S. Reynolds wrote:

Some breastfeeding book (can't remember which one) mentioned a woman who
drank so heavily her milk wouldn't freeze - gack!


Alcohol is fatal at a blood alcohol level one-tenth that of
full-strength beer (0.5).

I'm finding this story very, very difficult to believe.


LD50 is 0.4% and 0.3% is pretty darn dangerous.


I was going for "just about universally fatal, even for alcoholics",
rather than the naive-user LD50, but sure.

We'd need to know how much alcohol is required to prevent freezing -
probably not all that much since the natural sugar has already lowered the
freezing temperature.


Beer is pretty sugary, and ten times that alcohol level; it freezes just
fine in my freezer. Not exactly a datapoint, but there it is.

Hm - cows milk formula has roughly the same sugar/protein/fat levels as
breastmilk (not the same proteins/fats, but the same sugar) - I wonder
if I can feel an experiment coming on?

Lara
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Old January 24th 04, 03:07 AM
Liz S. Reynolds
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Default How long for alcohol to leave BM?

In article ,
Lara wrote:

Hm - cows milk formula has roughly the same sugar/protein/fat levels as
breastmilk (not the same proteins/fats, but the same sugar) - I wonder
if I can feel an experiment coming on?


Heh, this is reminding me of a discussion I got into on medieval dye
recipes that called for urine of a particular type - ie from a pregnant
woman. My friends and I can't say "root beer" with straight face anymore...


--Liz

 




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