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Kid Friendly or Are You Kidding: Milkscreen

Milkscreen: Kid Friendly or Are You Kidding?

Could the dilemma over whether to pump and dump be over?

The folks that brought us the Night Knight infant movement monitor and Walking Wings to help us get our tots on their feet, have introduced Milkscreen ($10 for 8 strips), a breast milk alcohol detection kit, which allows a nursing mother to determine the volume of alcohol in her breast milk.

The test requires the mother to express her milk onto the test strip, similar to those pH strips you used in high school chemistry class, and two minutes later the strip changes colors if the alcohol content is above 0.02%.

What's your opinion of the product?

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schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
Unless you are a lush or going on a binge, I really don't think these are necessary. As meantheo mentioned, it's usually fine to have a drink or two, especially if you time the feeding well.
nancita nancita 9 years
I love the idea. I mean, I have a lot of friends who enjoy breastfeeding and want to do it for longer, but they do get tired of abstaining from alcohol.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I think it's a great idea, but I'd want to make sure it was accurate.
ejv1975 ejv1975 9 years
These seem like a good idea in theory, but do they really work?
meandtheo meandtheo 9 years
I like this idea! Although my doctor explained to me that there is no need to "pump and dump" if you are only having one or two drinks. She said that the amount of alcohol is so minute that it would not effect the baby at all...but I may want to use this little kit if I decided to have more than two drinks, that way I wouldn't feel horribly guilty if my daughter decided to take an extra long nap!
honey693 honey693 9 years
This would be great! I'll be breastfeeding at Christmas (I don't want to do bottles until after February to avoid nipple confusion) and I would love to have a glass or two of wine with dinner, but I do not want to pump and dump at all. I could just forgo the wine, but by that point I'll have gone 12 months without a drop of alcohol and I want a glass of wine darn it!!
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Seriouly, are you kidding?
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