What is milkscreen?
Milkscreen Alcohol is an easy to use at home test to detect the presence of alcohol in breast milk. Milkscreen Alcohol test strips detect the presence of alcohol at 13.1 mg/dL or greater in breast milk.
Because everyone metabolizes alcohol differently, the amount of time it takes for the alcohol to leave your breast milk also varies. Alcohol is not trapped in breast milk, and draining your breasts will not expedite the elimination of the alcohol out of your system.
Over time your body will naturally metabolize the alcohol from your breast milk but the only way to know for certain that the alcohol is gone is to test your breast milk. A "feeling" of intoxication or non-intoxication is not an accurate indicator of determining if alcohol is present or not in breast milk.
Milkscreen Alcohol is a consumer product, and not intended to be used in the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of alcohol intoxication or poisoning or other health-related conditions in women or nursing babies.
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Today I had a difficult job - I was forced to drink in order to review Milkscreen - the home test to determine the presence of alcohol in mom’s breast milk after drinking. Ok, maybe it wasn't so difficult. Actually, not so difficult at all.
Although I rarely drink alcohol anymore, I do occasionally enjoy the idea of a cocktail after baby bedtime.
The second that I mentioned to my partner that I was going to review the Milkscreen alcohol test strips, he was making plans to go to the liquor store.
After the babies were in bed I made a drink. As I drank, I read the Milkscreen instructions. Fairly straightforward - Open test strip package, express a bit of milk onto test strip (or dip test strip into milk you have pumped), and wait two minutes. If the strip changes color, alcohol is in your breast milk.
10 minutes after finishing my drink I did my first test.
1st test result: No color change. All clear to breastfeed.
I made another drink. Afterwards I tested again, and the Milkscreen test strips confirmed what I suspected due to my sillier state.
2nd test result: Color change. Alcohol was present in my breast milk.
I decided to call it quits at this point in an effort to head off a potentially crippling headache the next morning. However, when would I be able to breastfeed again? I decided to test again in half an hour.
3rd test result: Color change. Alcohol still present.
Half hour later (1 hour since 2nd drink)
4th test result: Color change. Alcohol is still present!
This was very enlightening to me. I certainly didn't feel as drunk anymore... but just because you don't feel it does not mean that alcohol is not there.
Conclusion: Milkscreen is an essential product for any mama who wants to indulge a bit during the time that she is still breastfeeding." - Breastfed.com
"As a breastfeeding mother I love Milkscreen. For those who don't know what this is, Milkscreen is a test for alcohol in breast milk. I love my wine and missed it dearly when I was pregnant. I knew I wanted to breastfeed so I was thinking it may be forever before I could enjoy another glass of chardonnay but ever since I found Milkscreen I can have a glass without the worry." - Baby Center
"One of the things I was worried about when I committed to breastfeeding was whether I’d be able to enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a cocktail. I wanted to freely enjoy a drink and not have to worry about whether the alcohol had left my system before Tazzy’s next feeding. I remember I'd wait exactly two hours after a drink to breastfeed because that is when I heard that my body should have had time to metabolize the alcohol. Then there were other times I'd have to "pump and dump" because I wasn't sure if there was still alcohol in my system and so I'd feed Tazzy a bottle of milk I had pumped earlier that day or had stored in the freezer.
Then I heard about Milkscreen, an at-home test that detects alcohol in breast milk in two minutes -- which I learned about on reality tv show “Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami,” when Kourtney used the strips to test her milk. My husband calls it the "boobie breathalyzer." That makes me laugh when I say it out loud.
I’m raising a glass to Julie Jumonville, inventor of Milkscreen! Seriously, what a great idea! Breastfeeding mommies shouldn’t feel guilty or worry about enjoying a glass of wine if they choose. " -- Mommy Beta
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