It’s been four years since I last breastfed. My youngest daughter is now six and I breastfed both my daughters for two years straight. During that time, I wanted to drink a glass of wine every now and then, so when my oldest daughter was almost two, I put her to sleep one night and then had a nice glass of wine.
The one time I did have a glass of wine, I worried if I had consumed too much, even if it was only one glass. I mean, who knows how one glass can affect a breastfeeding infant. Although I was confident I wouldn’t pass a harmful amount of alcohol to my daughter, I was never 100% sure.
Now, if breastfeeding moms want to indulge in a soothing glass of wine, they can test their breastmilk for the presence of alcohol with Milkscreen.
I found Milkscreen: Detection Test for Alcohol in BreastMilk
at drugstore.com for $18.95 — a dollar savings from the Milkscreen web site.