Posted: 07/08/2010 at 06:55
My dd is nearly 4 weeks old and I have been expressing for the first time for the last few days and leaving milk in the fridge because tonight me and dh are going out so I envisage to have a fair few glasses of wine.
My mum is coming over to stay and is going to feed dd my ebm via a feeding cup (dd had a feeding cup in hospital and took to it well).
I read that i need to express 2.5oz of milk per 1lb of baby's weight so in otherwords for a 24 hours period, it would be 25oz for a 10lb baby. So far I have expressed around 12oz and i'm worried it's not going to be enough. My dd is 8lb4oz at the moment. I have also left my mum some aptimil for an absolute emergency. At the moment dd is having a bf around 15-35mins every 1-2 hours you see including through the night (although sometimes she will go 3hrs if i'm lucky).
I intend on giving dd a bf before i go out at 6.30pm but then I won't be bf'ing her till Sunday (tomorrow).
My question really is how soon can I bf my dd tomorrow (i.e. when will the alcohol leave my body) and also do i need to express whilst i'm out tonight and chuck the "bad milk" away?