Don’t drink and drive is well-known advice around the world. ‘Don’t drink and breast-feed’ is less common, although possibly because it’s more universally regarded as an awful idea. However, Chongqing mother Zhang Xin seems not to have grasped the serious consequences. Earlier this month Zhang attended a reunion party with friends and drank about half a litre of liquor with her meal. On returning home she heard her baby crying. “I thought the baby must be hungry, so I breast-fed,” she admitted to the Beijing News. About 20 minutes later the baby stopped crying. However, Zhang became increasingly worried when she couldn’t wake the child up. Panicked, she took the baby to hospital. The doctor’s diagnosis: her baby was drunk. After a short period the baby threw up the milk and slowly came around. An ashamed Zhang was admonished by the doctor on how she had damaged her child’s health. She has vowed not to drink and breast-feed ever again.
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