No amount of alcohol is safe to drink during pregnancy. For FASD Awareness Month in September, we’ve put together some mocktail recipes. Read our myths and facts, then fix yourself a mocktail! Scroll down for recipes.
Myth: It’s safe to have an occasional glass of wine during pregnancy.
Fact: The American Academy of Pediatrics(AAP) says no amount of alcohol is safe during any trimester of pregnancy.
Myth: Drinking beer increases milk production in nursing moms.
Fact: Alcohol does not increase milk supply. AAP recommends avoiding alcohol while breastfeeding as it is passed through breastmilk. If alcohol is consumed, you should wait two hours before breastfeeding.
Myth: If a woman admits she has a drinking problem during pregnancy, her health care provider will report her to children and youth services.
Fact: “Asking for help is a strength,” says Barbara Werner of Community Prevention Partnership. “Your health care information is protected and not shared with children and youth services. The only reason a report can be made is if abuse or neglect is suspected. Getting help is a positive.” The sooner a pregnant woman stops drinking, the better it will be for her baby and herself.
Ingredients: 1 liter apple cider | 1 orange, sliced | ¼ cup brown sugar | 4 cloves | 1 cinnamon stick
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Harry Potter Butterbeer
Ingredients: 4 cans cream soda | ¼ cup butterscotch syrup | whipped cream
Directions: Pour soda into large bowl or cauldron, stir in syrup, serve topped with whipped cream
Ingredients: Rainbow sherbet | ginger ale | pineapple juice | gummy worms | food coloring (optional)
Directions: Combine ginger ale and juice in a large pitcher. Add food coloring if desired. Before serving, add sherbet and top with gummy worms.