Formerly known as MOFAS: Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Exciting News
from MOFAS

If you're looking for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) you have come to the right place. We have some exciting news about our organization. We have a new name! MOFAS has officially been renamed Proof Alliance. Our mission remains the same: to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

Why PR%F

We now have the proof that prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of brain injury in children. We have the proof that FASD is 100% preventable and people living with an FASD can reach 100% of their potential.

Why Alliance?

We seek to build powerful alliances with people with an FASD, their families, legislators, experts in the field, new partners, and community members to bring awareness, research, and services to this field.

What's Next?

Proof Alliance is rebranding, expanding, and we're moving! We have a new logo, website, and prevention campaign to help change the norms around drinking during pregnancy. And in May 2019 we will be moving to a stand-alone building. Proof Alliance commits to the people of Minnesota and we will continue to develop transformative programs to help Minnesotans impacted by FASD.

Is it Safe to Drink Alcohol While Nursing?

person nursing her child

Alcohol in breast milk can impact a baby’s sleep patterns, growth, and development.1 Because of this, the safest choice is not to drink while nursing and to choose an alcohol-free beverage instead. If you do choose to drink alcohol, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that it is safer to do so just after you have nursed or expressed milk rather than before.2 The AAP also suggests waiting at least 2 hours per drink before the next nursing or pumping session.  If you or your partner are concerned about alcohol use while nursing, speak to your health care provider.

 Sources:

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Breastfeeding: Alcohol. https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-special-circumstances/vaccinations-medications-drugs/alcohol.html
  2. American Academy of Pediatrics. Frequently Asked Questions. https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders-toolkit/Pages/Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx#ques24

 Last updated: March 2019

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