Can I breastfeed baby if I had ginger soup, alcohol?

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Ginger soup is fine however you should avoid alcohol in the week after delivery while your breast milk supply is being established.You may however, consume foods with small amounts of alcohol added during cooking, if the dish is simmered for at least 30 minutes with the lid off, as the alcohol will vapourise. From the second week onwards, you may d​rink up to 30ml of alcohol a day (2 table​spoons). As it takes time for your body to eliminate the alcohol, wait for at least 3 hours before breastfeeding. Alternatively, you can express and store your breast milk before drinking.

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Alcohol boiled in soup is fine. Like those soup added with Dom wine because the alcohol has already evaporated off. But eat in moderation and from 3rd week into confinement.

Definitely not alcohol. Ginger in small quantities as it might be too much for your child.

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Better avoid alcohol.. coz what ever u eat it goes to ur baby as well .. ginger is ok

My doctor said ginger is not recommended if your newborn has jaundice

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Hi... yes, you can if your child doesn’t have jaundice.

If low amount ginger is fine.. but not alcohol

Ginger is fine but I'll avoid alcohol

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Please no alcohol...