What is alcohol?
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General information about alcohol and it effects.
During pregnancy, alcohol can pass through the placenta and affect the growth and development of the unborn child.
Alcohol also crosses over into breast milk. The amount of alcohol the baby receives is approximately the same level as is present in the mother’s bloodstream.
Guideline 3 of the Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol recommends that:
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding