The transfer of alcohol to human milk. Effects on flavor and the infant's behavior.

@article{Mennella1991TheTO,
  title={The transfer of alcohol to human milk. Effects on flavor and the infant's behavior.},
  author={Julie A Mennella and Gary K. Beauchamp},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={325 14},
  pages={981-5}
}
BACKGROUND The amount of alcohol ingested by a breast-fed infant is only a small fraction of that consumed by its mother, but even this small amount may have an effect on the infant. We investigated whether the ingestion of alcohol by a lactating woman altered the odor of her milk and whether exposure to a small amount of alcohol in the mother's milk had immediate effects on the behavior of the infant. METHODS Twelve lactating women and their infants were tested on two days separated by an… CONTINUE READING
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