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Pregnancy and Guinness
Hey ladies - I've been a member for years and years.  Took a hiatus after my miscarriage at the end of 2009.  We did an IUI this month and had 3 follicles - and I had a bfp today (13dpiui).  

Question is...I went to a birthday party on Saturday and had some Irish stew that was made with Guinness beer.  Doesn't the alcohol content go down after it's cooked?  Just hoping I didn't do anything bad!  I could have sworn it didn't work!  It was negative yesterday.  

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My inlaws are always cooking food with beer why i dont know but anyway...i ate some beans they had cooked during my first pregnancy and freaked out. My ob said it was fine because the temperature that they are heated to cooks the alcohol down to practically nothing so its ok. The only thing you really get is the flavor of the beer. good luck!
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1639709 tn?1300582657
I'd say dont worry that it was nothing to do with the Guinness in the irish stew...Guinness is low in alchohol as it is, and when you cook with it the alchohol burns off. Hope you enjoyed your irish stew though :) My husband is irish and i love his stew xx
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You and baby will be just fine. Alcohol is burned off when cooked, yes.
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thanks!  i feel a little better =)
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1422814 tn?1333573302
Agreed. On a side note, I was at a baby shower on Saturday where I heard that Guiness can help  a mom who's lactating, that it will increase milk production. Is there any validity to this or just an old wives' tale? And I always thought drinking alcohol was a no-no when feeding with breast milk.(?)
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I heard that its full of fibre and really good for mum and baby for that...but as you said, im not sure if its an old wives tale or true xx
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I believe it's non-alcohol beer that is best at boosting mom's milk supply. I've not heard of Guiness helping, but it might. (It's so disgusting though, so I won't ever personally test it)
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1330108 tn?1333680904
I'm not sure but oatmeal would be healthier way to do that or just let baby nurse as often as they want and they will increase your supply as needed
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349463 tn?1333575176
FYI... beer does help with milk supply when nursing. Keep in mind that means drink half a beer and wheat beer works best. I had bad milk supply issues and every lactation consultant I talked to told me about the beer.
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187316 tn?1386360282
Weird my lactation consultant and everything i read about it told me only DARK beer helped boost milk supply. So Guinness was one and Amberbock was another. When I was breastfeeding I tried to get away with drinking a Bluemoon and it did practically nothing.
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349463 tn?1333575176
oh good to know! Next time I'll try the guinness thanks for the tip.
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Your post made me think of my visit to the Guiness factory in Ireland a few yrs ago. During the tour they said that in Dublin they used to recommend all pregnant women drink a pint of Guiness a day because it has so many nutrients, and back then they did not have as many options for good fresh foods! Well, times have changed since then, but I think you are fine. It's funny to hear that it is recommended now for breastfeeding.
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My mother in law was pregnant with my brother in law while they were living in Ireland.  She drank all the time!  He's all Irish too - loves some Guinness!  
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