Choice Beverages for the Nursing Mama
I've been thinking about the recent post for Happy Hour recommendations and feeling a bit thirsty. I am currently nursing a four month old who suffers from bottle angst so is completely dependent on me for sustenance (I do realize if push came to shove he could probably drink from a bottle). So what do nursing mamas drink? How much and how often? Do you pump and dump? Think about timing? I will confess to my large cup of coffee every morning and sometimes one drink in the evening without too much worry. Or do breastfeeding mamas abstain and live by a stricter pregnancy-esk diet? Obviously, getting drunk is not responsible, but what about one drink? Caffeine? Ibuprofen for that aching back? Water from a Nalgene bottle?
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