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As a lactation consultant whose phone number comes up on Google, I would selfishly rather that you not drink, smoke or get high during the holidays.
You see, I get calls and texts every single year the morning after Thanksgiving, on Christmas morning and on New Year's morning from moms or concerned family members. These calls wake me up, or come in as I'm sitting down with my kiddos around the tree. They come to my business phone (which is my personalcell phone that never shuts off because I have a 20 year old with a social life) from new moms (or from nosy mother-in-laws demonizing their imbibing DILs) asking if a "a friends" baby can still breastfeed after she has had a "half a glass of wine", or after having had "just a few puffs from a cigarette", or after having "not inhaled after having just one puff". Mmmm hmmmm.
Most of these are sweet yet remorseful moms in all-out google/panic-mode, and sadly this is the one morning (ok, three mornings) per year that I confess to not loving being a resource to my community (although I love all moms, panicked and hung-over or not ;)).
Granted, it's definitely not that my holiday family-time is more important than your concern for your little one, it's just that moms who call with questions about holiday drinking and smoking could have planned their fun and feedings beforeusing my number as the 24/7 non-emergency hotline which it is not.
Ok, rant over.
I really do still love all of you.
Soooooo...to still be a resource to you my slightly inebriated breast friends, know that I have lovingly taken the time to instead do the homework for you.
When your party is over please do not call me but do read the tips and links below which will help you decide if that half a glass of wine or your uninhaled puff of whatever is going to mean something to your baby and your breastfeeding.
Tips for Preparing to Party