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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding (2012)

Author

Queensland Department of Health

Publisher

Queensland Department of Health

City

Brisbane

Type

Brochure

 

Description

This resource is part of the Growing strong: feeding you and your baby set of resources from Queensland Health. The booklet discusses why alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (legal and illegal) should be avoided during a woman's pregnancy and the breastfeeding of her baby. It outlines the health risks to both the mother and developing baby. In addition, it highlights the harmful effect of family and friends smoking near a pregnant woman. It delivers a powerful message in a clear and easy to understand way.

Brochures are available in hard copy to services across Australia, or downloadable as a PDF.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

This resource is part of the Growing strong: feeding you and your baby set of resources developed by Queensland Health to help health staff talk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families about the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs to a pregnant woman and her baby. It is an effective resource to use with individuals or in a group meeting. It is an important resource for all families who are expecting a baby or who are wanting to have a baby. It could be left in community centres for all community members to look at, or take home.

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Last updated: 24 June 2014
 
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