In many cultures, beer and wine are offered to breastfeeding mothers to help them increase their breast milk supply and bring about a better let-down of breast milk. Can drinking alcohol when you're breastfeeding really help you make more breast milk? And, more importantly, is it safe? Drinking beer can raise the level of prolactin , a hormone responsible for milk production.
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Now, it's getting credit for helping one woman survive while stranded in a forest for more than 24 hours, according to Radio New Zealand News. Susan O'Brien of New Zealand was running a 20K trail race when she lost track of where she was and got too exhausted to find her way back. That's when she dug a hole to rest in until she could be rescued, according to Radio New Zealand. The year-old mom of two, who is currently breastfeeding her 8-month-old, also used another survival tactic: She drank her own breast milk.
I Begged My Husband to Drink My Breast Milk
My baby was not the only human being to enjoy my breast milk. I also shared it with her father. No, I was not in an adult breastfeeding relationship also known as ABR, adult nursing relationship or ANR , a weird fetish where regular breastfeeding is a part of an adult relationship that may or may not include babies. But yes, I did beg my husband to please please drink my breast milk!
But these benefits are for infants. Adults may have more questions, like what does breast milk actually taste like? Is it even safe to drink?