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The most trusted breast milk alcohol test for over 10 years. An occasional glass of wine to relax. Margaritas on girls’ night. A beer at the ball game. Motherhood doesn’t mean you have to give it all up. If you’ve assumed that an occasional drink is incompatible with breastfeeding, you’ve assumed wrong.
Milkscreen is the best-selling home test to detect alcohol in breast milk with over 10 million tests sold. With Milkscreen, breastfeeding moms can enjoy an alcoholic beverage (beer, wine or hard alcohol) but then test their milk to ensure they are not passing unwanted alcohol on to baby. Milkscreen is accurate and easy to use with test results in only 2 minutes. Milkscreen is highly sensitive and detects even very low levels of alcohol.
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The AAP states that nursing mothers can have an occasional alcoholic drink (the equivalent of a 12-ounce beer, 4-ounce glass of wine, or ounce of hard liquor) but that she should wait at least two hours per drink before breastfeeding.
When you drink, about 2% of the alcohol you consume will enter your bloodstream and breast milk. But because everyone metabolizes alcohol differently, the amount of time it takes for the alcohol in breast milk to metabolize also varies. Metabolism depends on many factors including body weight, type of alcohol consumed, and food intake. Milkscreen quickly and accurately analyzes breast milk for alcohol. Clinical studies have shown infants consuming breast milk with alcohol concentrations at approximately 30mg/dl, or 0.03%, and higher have exhibited distinctive changes in feeding behavior and sleep. Babies consume less if the milk contains alcohol and they also sleep less and wake more frequently.