Chapter 14 - Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

Authors | Lucinda Burns & Delyse Hutchinson

This chapter presents a summary of the impact and treatment of alcohol use in women who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding. Sections included are the impact on the mother and the developing foetus; screening options; currently available psychological and pharmacotherapy treatments and broader policy implications.  

Cite the Chapter:  Burns L, Hutchinson D (2021). Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women. In Haber PS, Riordan BC (Eds.). Guidelines for the Treatment of Alcohol Problems (4th edition). Sydney: Specialty of Addiction Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney