sorry, didn't realise i was back at school, writing a paper and needing to provide references for comments that i make. nor did i realise that i am not allowed to voice an opinion. anyway, as for that reference, in his book 'the ultimate breast-feeding book of answers, dr.newman states that the restrictive nature is one of the main reasons women give up breastfeeding. unfortantly, i can't find the quote online but this the nearest to it i can find. sorry! do i get an f?!
'experts like dr. jack newman, author of the ultimate breast-feeding book of answers ([color=#3366cc]compare prices) are working hard to dispel these myths. nursing while you are drunk or frequently nursing when you've been drinking -- those are problems. but, according to newman, "reasonable alcohol intake should not be discouraged at all ... prohibiting alcohol is another way we make life unnecessarily restrictive for nursing mothers."
more from dr.newmanin an interview with glob
kelly drennan, toronto: what is your position on drinking and breastfeeding? motherrisk has a chart on their site which states on average that women should wait two hours before the alcohol leaves their bloodstream before nursing, and that the pump and dump method does not work.
jack newman: i think that motherrisk's position is neo-puritanical. the amount of alcohol in the milk is very small after a drink or two, much less than you would find in de-alcoholized beer. in most provinces, you are considered too drunk to drive if you have 0.08 per cent alcohol in your blood. if you have that amount in your blood, you have that amount in your milk. that's nothing. i don't understand motherrisk's position. they are willing to tell mothers they can take all sorts of other drugs while breastfeeding (quite rightly) and are squeamish about alcohol.