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Old 08-03-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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Default Beer is good for nursing Mothers...

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Old 08-03-2010, 03:04 PM   #2
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Truthfully, a beer a day does help with milk production... Just sayin'

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Old 08-03-2010, 03:15 PM   #3
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Truthfully, a beer a day does help with milk production... Just sayin'
From page 15 of "Nutrition during lactation" (1991)

"There is no scientific evidence that consumption of alcoholic beverages has a beneficial impact on any aspect of lactation performance."

http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=1577&page=1
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:15 PM   #4
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In Ireland, they give Guiness to new mothers after delivery. I is supposed to help with red blood cell production.

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Old 08-03-2010, 03:21 PM   #5
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My mother-in-law told me the doctor said she should have a beer a day to help with milk production way back when she had her first kid. I couldn't believe a doctor would say that but hey we are in Wisconsin

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In Ireland, they give Guiness to new mothers after delivery. I is supposed to help with red blood cell production.
Past tense, it's not done anymore. And I suspect it was little more than a smart marketing ploy by Guinness in the first place anyway.
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I just sent this to my pregnant wife. I know what she'll say though: "It doesn't say anything about homebrew."

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I can see where a beer or two can help a new mother cope with the stress of raising a baby. It can surely help the father as well.

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Gotta be careful about alcohol transfer in breast milk for nursing mothers, though. I can't get my wife to have more than a sip or three at dinner. And she's a beer girl, too. She misses it.

I need to brew a tafelbier for her.

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My sister believed in this whole-heartedly. She drank a bottle of my stout every day (or Guiness in a pinch. I don't know if it helped, but it sure didn't seem to hurt! My wife wouldn't go anywhere near alcohol while nursing.

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