Nursing the Bottle: New Parents Drinking More

You'd drink, too.
You'd drink, too. Photo: iStockphoto

It’s not just pregnant women who are drinking more: A just-released study says new parents are increasingly hitting the bottle, too. Twenty-two percent of mothers admitted to increasing their alcohol intake postpartum, though fathers seem to drink more overall. 40 percent of new dads said they drink several times a week, and 13 percent daily; that’s compared to 28 percent and 4 percent of mothers. Then again, what else are you supposed to do when you’re awake all night with a newborn? [Drinks Business, Related]