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It is best to avoid drinking alcohol until breastfeeding is established. If you choose to drink alcohol after that, there are steps you can take to avoid passing alcohol to your baby through your milk. Read more about alcohol and breastfeeding.

Alcohol may harm your baby whilst you are pregnant. Alcohol is a tetraogen – a substance that causes malformation of an embryo. Drinking alcohol when pregnant can cause physical deformities and developmental and behavioural problems for your child.. These problems are called Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Read more about FASD. Regular heavy drinking and binge drinking are most likely to cause problems. Low-risk drinking (one or two drinks per week) is not likely to cause problems. However, no drinking is completely safe during pregnancy. The safest thing to do is to stop drinking altogether while you are pregnant.

If you drank alcohol early on before you knew you were pregnant, the risk to your baby from low-level drinking is likely to be low. The safest thing to do is to stop drinking altogether while you are pregnant. If you are worried, ask your doctor for advice.

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