drinking and pregnancy

Drinking and your health

Drinking and pregnancy

Pregnancy and drinking is not a good mix. Drinking alcohol, even in low doses, while pregnant could affect your unborn baby.

Alcohol during pregnancy

If you drink alcohol during pregnancy it is more likely that your baby will be smaller, premature or develop a condition known as foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). No alcohol during pregnancy is the safest choice for your baby.

Alcohol and breastfeeding

Alcohol can reduce your supply of breast milk and, because alcohol comes through in your breast milk, it can be passed on to your baby and may cause damage to his or her developing brain. It’s best to avoid alcohol while breastfeeding. If you choose to drink alcohol, you need to wait at least two hours before breastfeeding your baby for each standard drink. Don’t know what a standard drink looks like? Find out here..