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  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.

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