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important question need feedback asap

So, i am 10days post partum and today is my 28th birthday. I went out with my husband to celebrate and consumed 3 alcoholic beverages in a 5hour period. 2beers and a mai tai. I need to know should i pump and dump or in your opinions by experience is 6 hours plenty of time to breastfeed after that consumption?!
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Pump and dump. Alcohol can stay in breastmilk long after the effects wear off. I think its 24 hours but not 100% sure. It depends on your metabolism, tolerance and how much you drank. Good luck!
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Thax
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*Thanx, i never hsd to worry about that wuth 1st little man.
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Just looked it up and its 2-3 hours per drink for it to clear your system. So in your case, at least 9 hours to be safe.
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Happy birthday btw :-)
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I asked my midwife about this, and she said you need to allow 2 hours for every standard drink of alcohol you have before you have to pump and dump. I would do what the above poster said and give it at least 8 hours before you breastfeed. Maybe you'll need to give bubs some formula or stored breastmilk if you have it if he's hungry before then.
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You should get the test strips.
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