I just had to share this. I love to browse the Urban Baby Runway blog and dream about all of the things I'll never be able to afford. Usually I just think everything the gals over there write about is the coolest/cutest/most awesomest thing I've ever laid my eyes on. Well, today I was reading and saw this product. It's called Milkscreen and apparently you go out drinking and then squirt some breast milk on this product and it tells you if you're too loaded to nurse your baby.
Is there something I'm missing? Who out there is drinking so much that they don't know if they are too drunk to nurse? I have always held fast to the rule "if you're too drunk to drive, you're too drunk to nurse" which I got from kellymom.com. Someone out there is doing a great job scaring the crap out of mamas who are nursing their babes, making them believe even one sip of alcohol will damage their breastfeeding child for life. I can't even tell you how many mamas I have met that sincerely believe they either can't drink while nursing or that you have to "pump and dump". Now, though, you can buy a kit, and for just over $3.00 for each test, you can find out if you're too wasted to nurse your babe (oh, and for those mamas who are doing keg stands at frat houses every weekend, this company sells cases of these strips).
Now, I am sure there is a big market for this product (just like there is for the god-awful and silly looking Hooter Hiders) but in fact, it's completely unneccessary mamas. Here is my totally free holiday PSA: If you're too drunk to drive, you're too drunk to nurse. Give your babe a good breastfeeding session before you imbibe and you'll be good to go for a couple of drinks (or half a Mike's Hard Lemonade, if you're a light-weight like me!).