The first few months postpartum make up a transitional period that sometimes called the "fourth trimester." You'll probably spend much of the fourth trimester getting your bearings and returning to your pre-baby self. There are plenty of ups and downs, but by the end of it all, you've become stronger. You're a mom after all. One of the best parts about being postpartum is that you can finally have that glass of wine you've been craving for the last nine months. So when the poopy diaper hits the fan, you can pair your favorite wine with the mess.
It's important to follow recommended guidelines if you breastfeed and want to have a glass of wine. Baby Center noted that you should wait at least two hours after having an alcoholic beverage before breastfeeding your baby. It's probably a good idea to wait until your baby won't need to nurse for a few hours if you plan on having a drink. You might even consider keeping some previously expressed breast milk handy so that you don't have to worry about your newborn's unpredictable hunger schedule. Additionally, for the safety of your baby, don't bed-share or breastsleep on nights that you've been drinking. It's important to note that if drinking has become a daily coping mechanism, you should contact your doctor right away.
Here are some wines you can pair with the rigors of the fourth trimester.