Eggnog: Is it Safe?

eggnogI love eggnog and really craved some when I was pregnant (I had a December baby), but I wasn't sure if it was safe or not. I did my research and found out that it's okay to drink eggnog when pregnant, but only certain types.


Not okay: Eggnog made with raw eggs. Raw eggs increase your risk of salmonella poisoning and should be avoided.

Okay: Pasteurized eggnog. Most commercially prepared eggnog is made with pasteurized eggs, which means that harmful bacteria have been eliminated through a heating process.

Not okay: Eggnog that contains alcohol. Traditionally eggnog is made with whiskey, brandy, or rum, which experts recommend against drinking when pregnant.

Okay: Alcohol-free eggnog.

Want to make your own? Here's a pregnancy-safe recipe for eggnog. Skip the booze.

(This is general mom advice and experience, but definitely check with your own health professional with any questions while pregnant.)

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