Home test for alcohol in breast milk begins nationwide sales at Walgreens

AUSTIN For women that want to partake in occasional alcohol use during this extended period of time, there is a tool that tells them when it is best to breastfeed a baby.

UpSpring Baby, developers of the Milkscreen™ home test for alcohol in breast milk, announced that their product is now available for purchase over-the-counter at over 6,000 Walgreens drugstores across the U.S.

The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) recommends that women exclusively breastfeed their infants for the first six months and support breastfeeding for the first year and beyond if mutually desired by mother and child.

To perform the test, a woman simply expresses a few drops of breast milk onto the Milkscreen test strip and in less than two minutes the color will begin to change if there is alcohol in the breast milk.

Suggested retail price for Milkscreen is $5.99 for a 3-pack of test strips and $14.99 for a 12-pack of test strips.

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