With the impending holidays coming, there are likely to be family gatherings. I do not know how it is for your family, but when my family gets together we like to celebrate with some wine or beer, play games and have an overall good time. I am not much of a drinker, but an occasional glass of wine suits me nicely. But as a breast feeding mother, I often times wonder how much alcohol is too much and how much is being passed on to my child. How many times must I participate in the good ‘ol pump and dump before the levels in my body are safe enough for my child to ingest?
Luckily for many mothers in my current situation there is a product out there to give us the answer we have been looking for. Milkscreen™ is a simple, two-minute test that detects for alcohol in breast milk, letting moms know the volume of alcohol concentrated in their milk.
Many studies have shown that infants consuming breast milk with concentrations of approximately 30mg/dl, or .03%, and higher have exhibited distinctive changes in: feeding behavior as well as sleep. So how does the test work? The Milkscreen test is set to show a color change at .02%- letting Mom know whether her milk contains a level of alcohol that could have a negative effect on baby. Every mom is different and the way their bodies process alcohol varies, so using these test strips can help alleviate some of the stress associated with worrying about whether you’re harming your child.
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