New mums turning to alcohol



dmg media (UK)


ONE in five mothers say they’ve drunk more alcohol since having children. Supplement firm Myrkl polled 600 mothers in the UK and found that the struggles of parenting can drive them to drink. One in three also said they got drunk the first time they went out after having a baby to ‘let their hair down’. Previous research has linked parental alcohol consumption to anxiety in children. A third of parents have been drunk in front of their children, according to a 2017 study by the Institute of Alcohol Studies.