Milkscreen is an easy to use at home test to detect the presence of alcohol in breast milk. Milkscreen detects the presence of alcohol at 13.1 mg/dL or greater in breast milk.
Some moms mistakenly think that after just one alcoholic drink they are okay to breastfeed. However, about 2% of the alcohol Mom consumes will enter her bloodstream and 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.
Do they look familiar to you? Well… they did to me too. If you are a Kardashian fan like I, hey, no shame… then you might remember the episode where Kourtney actually uses the milkscreen! See below:
Milkscreen 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.
Alcohol can pass through your body and into your breast milk. About 2% of the alcohol you consume will enter your bloodstream and breast milk.
Because everyone metabolizes alcohol differently, the amount of time it takes for the alcohol to leave your breast milk also varies. Now, with milkscreen, a breast milk alcohol test, Mom can know in 2 minutes if her breast milk contains alcohol or not.
Simply saturate test pad with breast milk and read results in 2 minutes. ANY color change on the test
pad at 2 minutes indicates that alcohol is present at or above 13.1 mg/dL.
To ensure optimal results please read milkscreen test results exactly 2 minutes after saturating test
pad with breast milk. Reading the test results before, or after, 2 minutes may cause an incorrect
Milkscreen is genius. Back when I was breastfeeding, it would have been nice for peace of mind to have these. A glass of wine and you aren’t really sure, you feel unsettled and you decide to pump for a few hours until you THINK you are OK. This eliminates the guess work.
You can find Milkscreen at walmart or online at www.milkscreen.com
I received a box of Milkscreen to review. All opinions are my own.