Breastfeeding & Alcohol
I've been debating lots in my mind about whether breastfeeding is for me. I'm going to set myself little targets, and the first is to do it for a month and see how it goes. If all goes well I hope to carry on for as long as it works out.
We had a session on breastfeeding at our NCT course but she was pretty vague about drinking and what you can/can't do. I'm not saying that two weeks after the baby is born I want to go out and get wasted BUT having missed out on both mine and H's birthdays, Christmas, and potentially our first wedding anniversary, I'm really looking forward to being able to enjoy a couple of glasses of wine/bubbles/the occasional vodka and tonic once the baby is here.
Are there any hard and fast rules? If I've had a couple of glasses should I express and throw away that feed? I'm not really thinking that I'll be going for big nights out, but more a few glasses at home/my parents with dinner. Most of my friends have given up on breastfeeding after a week or so and the one who has done it long term doesnt drink at all so I can't really ask them.
Thanks in advance.