After waiting nine long months through a painful pregnancy a lot of new mothers want two things: to hold their sweet little baby in their arms, of course, and to have a COCKTAIL. Okay, so maybe the desire for a post-baby drink doesn’t come on that fast, but a lot of new moms sure do look forward to enjoying that first cocktail or glass of wine after their pregnancy, and why shouldn’t they? They earned it!
If you’re breastfeeding, however, you may be concerned about how much of that alcohol may be making its way into your breast milk and being passed on to your baby. Thanks to a cool new device called Milkscreen, new moms can test their break milk for alcohol. You simply need to place a bit of your milk on a reactive pad and wait two minutes to see if you have a positive or negative result for alcohol in your milk. If your milk does contain alcohol you can “pump and dump,” which is a process of getting rid of your breast milk that contains alcohol if your breasts become full. Then you’ll know to wait a few hours for the alcohol to be out of your milk before feeding your baby. The Milkscreen device can give you a lot of peace of mind if you have a glass of wine with dinner.