Studies have shown that nursing mothers that consume an alcoholic beverage before nursing result in the babies consuming less milk than when their mothers consume a non-alcoholic beverage. Acute alcohol exposure in mothers’ milk has also been shown to alter infants’ sleep-wake patterns resulting in a reduction of active sleep, as well as potentially have an effect on infants’ nutrition, development, and responses to alcohol in the future.
Source: “FASD Competency-Based Curriculum Development Guide for Medical and Allied Health Education Practice.” Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Regulation of milk intake after exposure to alcohol in mothers’ milk. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.” Mennella, J. A. (2001)
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