Enjoy A Glass!
Congratulations! Becoming a mum is an amazing experience. Bringing that bundle of joy in this world is a remarkable feeling… that soft and precious touch, beautiful smile… life looks fantastic. This Christmas, you can make it more amazing by enjoying a drink (yup, you read it right)!
Juggling breastfeeding with a celebratory glass can be difficult for new mums to manage, especially if they have no way to measure how much they are drinking in that narrow window of time they have.
Alcohol will be in your breastmilk 30–60 minutes after you start drinking. ‘Pumping and dumping’ (expressing breastmilk and throwing it away) will not reduce the amount of alcohol in your breastmilk.
As a general rule, it takes 2 hours for an average woman to get rid of the alcohol in their body from 1 standard alcoholic drink and therefore 4 hours for 2 drinks, so forth. This is according to Australian Breastfeeding Association. It is also best to wait till after the first month before drinking.
So plan ahead. Download Feed Safe app and use in conjunction with glasses by The Standard Drink Company, so you are clear how much alcohol you are consuming. New mums can rest easy knowing they can join in with the festivities without harming their new child.
Sound like a waste of time? When a restaurant pours to their plimsoll line, it can be more than double the standard drink. That means the mellow glass you were enjoying actually gave you double the alcohol. You will never have that problem using glassware by The Standard Drink Company, as it provides you several plimsoll lines for one standard drink at a range of alcohol content.
If you’re a concerned mum, or perhaps looking for the perfect gift for a mum you know, one of these glasses may just be the perfect Christmas gift. You know she’s already tired of getting those relaxing bath soaks she can’t use in case the baby needs her anyway, and those massage certificates will expire before she has time to use them.
Give her a gift she will really thank you for, by empowering her to enjoy a drink and be part of the celebrations, without worrying about how long until she is able to feed her baby again.
Whip out the crystal wine glasses at your next mother’s groups gathering and really impress your fellow mums with some classy tableware which is practical at the same time.
As always though, drink responsibly.