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What is the relationship between alcohol consumption during lactation and the quality and quantity of breast milk available for the offspring? (DGAC 2010)

Conclusion

Moderate, consistent evidence shows that when a lactating mother consumes alcohol, alcohol enters the breast milk and the quantity of milk produced is reduced, leading to reduced milk consumption by the infant.  

Grade

Moderate
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What is the relationship between alcohol consumption during lactation and the quality and quantity of breast milk available for the offspring?


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What is the relationship between ethanol consumption during lactation and the quantity and quality of breast milk available for the offspring?