|Is it safe to drink eggnog during pregnancy?
|Traditional homemade eggnog contains eggs, sugar, cream, and whiskey, brandy or rum with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg. Unpasteurized eggs and alcohol are not recommended during pregnancy so homemade eggnog is also not recommended.
Ready-made eggnog prepared in dairies and sold in local grocery stores are usually pasteurized, which means that harmful bacteria have already been eliminated through a heating process. They are also typically free of alcohol. These pasteurized versions would be safe to drink during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Tanya Jolliffe, BabyFit healthy eating expert