what are the effects on a nursing baby whose Mother drinks wine every night excessively?
Hello, I am 26 years old woman. I drink wine last excessively. Can anyone tell me what are the effects on a nursing baby whose Mother drinks wine every night excessively? What are the behavioral systems of the baby and its nutritional effects?
@etain Hello, Alcohol is detrimental to both the mother and the infant. Alcohol inhibits the hormonal effects necessary for healthy breast milk production. As a rapidly absorbed drug, alcohol is detectable in the blood within 15 minutes of production and in breast milk shortly afterward. Peak alcohol levels in milk occur anywhere from 30-90 minutes depending type of alcohol and whether it was taken with food. Alcohol’s effect on the nursing infant is determined by the quantity consumed, the mother’s drinking pattern, and the time interval between alcohol consumption and nursing. Even small amounts of alcohol consumed by the mother (1-2 drinks) can be a huge burden for infants because their immature liver cannot metabolize the alcohol burden. Alcohol consumption should be stopped immediately by the nursing mother as it puts into jeopardy both her and her infant’s health and welfare. Thanks!