Pregnancy, alcohol and breastfeeding

“Think a little bit of alcohol when pregnant won’t make a difference? Think again.

“I remember I would stand in the kitchen with my husband on a Friday evening and measure out exactly 100ml of wine,” Sophie* tells me.

The year was 2005 and the couple were giddy with joy, having discovered they were pregnant for the first time.

Since they had planned for the pregnancy, Sophie did medical tests and research prior. She knew the type of foods to avoid. She also read the national guidelines on alcohol use at that time: If a pregnant woman chose to drink alcohol, she “should have less than seven standard drinks in any week and no more than two standard drinks on any one day”.”

Read further from Mums at the Table (Australia, 2022)

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