BWI - Breastfeeding While Intoxicated

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The great thing about breastfeeding is that you never have to worry about being unprepared -- you always have your baby's food source right there with you, no matter what. So if you're out shopping or get stuck in an elevator, no problem. Ditto if you just want to head down to the pub for a drink (or ten). Allanah Earley, 36, of Durham, CT, figured out that benefit right away.

Celebrities Who Breastfed

    "I'm like an alcoholic. It's like, I don't care if I cry, I don't care if I'm fat, I'm just gonna do it for one more week, one more month, and then, when I see how much good it is doing her, I can't stop. It's a very powerful thing you know."
    Salma Hayek on breastfeeding

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    "You think, 'Ah, if anybody can do that, I can do that.' But it's a lot harder than it looks in the books. It just takes a long time."
    Angelina Jolie

    "I don't feel stunning yet. But I'm breast feeding. And he's sucking it all out of me, it seems. And when the baby comes out, it's a lot of weight right there."
    Naomi Watts

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    "There's just so much I can't eat because she's sensitive. You think you have to cut everything out when you're pregnant, but you really have to cut everything out when you're breastfeeding."
    Nicole Richie

    "I love that I'm someone special and that I feed him. I'm the milk cow! My theory is that nursing gives you superhuman powers. How else could I be doing all this when I'm usually a sleepaholic?"
    Gwen Stefani

    Dennis Stefani

    "(I breastfed) a good 18 months. That baby never even saw a bottle. He went everywhere with me -- premieres, award shows. I would just find a back room and hook him up."
    Jada Pinkett Smith

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    "People say, 'You're still breast-feeding, that's so generous.' Generous, no! It gives me boobs and it takes my thighs away! It's sort of like natural liposuction. I'd carry on breast-feeding for the rest of my life if I could."
    Helena Bonham Carter

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    "I think they say that when you're breastfeeding, you know, your weight kind of slims down. It's a little easier. It's like a workout within itself. It's very tiring actually and you find yourself snacking more often."
    Christina Aguilera

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    "I'm going to do it as long as I can. There is something so intimate about it. For that one hour or 45 minutes it's just wonderful. It's wonderful bonding and you know they're getting all those antibodies."
    Catherine Zeta Jones

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    "I was feeding him, and he seemed to be like this little angel baby eating, and I looked down, and he was sucking on the boob, and he was holding it, and he had his middle finger up...he was all, 'F you!'"
    Tori Spelling

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Allanah Earley took her three-week-old daughter out to a bar last Friday to get the weekend started. After having half a dozen drinks or so, she took the kid and wandered about in the cold for a while before ending up at a friend's house to continue drinking and feed the baby.

Police arrested Earley and she has been charged with risk of injury to a minor. The Department of Children and Families was contacted. All kidding aside, I don't understand what was going through this woman's head that she thought it was okay to take her kid out drinking while she is breastfeeding. Perhaps if we want to ensure the continuation of our species, we need to make sure people know how to be good parents. Because while there are an awful lot of folks who are very good parents, there are an awful lot who aren't.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.