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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

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


Queensland Department of Health


Queensland Department of Health







The booklet aim for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audience, 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.

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

This resource is part of the Growing strong: feeding you and your baby set of resources from Queensland Health.

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.

Contact details

Queensland Health
Queensland Health Building
147-163 Charlotte Street
Brisbane Qld 4000
GPO Box 48
Brisbane Qld 4001
Ph: (07) 3234 0111

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Last updated: 23 October 2015
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