Live Science: Should breast-feeding women really drink Guinness?

New mothers are commonly heaped with advice — some of it welcome, some not. But there’s one rather unconventional piece of wisdom that stands out from the rest: For decades, women have been told they should drink Guinness — the dark, Irish beer — to boost their production of breast milk and nourish their newborns. To Guinness lovers, this might be a welcome nugget of advice. But does it stand up to scientific scrutiny?

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