Can drinking alcohol while breastfeeding harm my baby? If I do have a drink, how long will the alcohol remain in my milk? We asked mum of two Elissa Strumpher to answer some common questions about alcohol and breastfeeding.
For personalised information and support, call the Australian Breastfeeding Association Helpline on 1800 686 268, or speak to your GP or child health nurse.
Meet Kelly Skorka: A strengths-based approach to supporting children with FASD
Kelly Skorka is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland. Her research is exploring the benefits of looking at strengths, hobbies and interests - instead of just challenges - when supporting children and young people with FASD.
Meet David Tucker: Making FASD History in the Pilbara
David Tucker is a researcher and PhD candidate who has been working on the Make FASD History in the Pilbara project. We asked David to share some of the project's findings around the role of men in supporting their partners to not drink alcohol during pregnancy.
After the Banksia Hill Project uncovered high rates of FASD and severe neurodevelopmental impairments in young people in detention, researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute developed Reframe Training - a course to help professionals coming into contact with these young people understand their needs and respond appropriately. Reframe Training lead and facilitator Dr Hayley Passmore shares why this program is urgently needed and what it aims to achieve.
Learn more: http://reframe.org.au/
Looking for information in a language other than English?
Our fact sheets are now available in ten different languages. Developed by experts and thoroughly checked by community members, they provide an overview of why women should not drink alcohol during pregnancy.