On this page, we have brought together all the different articles we have done on “breastfeeding and smoking", to give you a more detailed source of information on this specific subject.
Should you Quit Breastfeeding, if you are Smoking?
Of course it would be best to try and quit, but many Moms will find it very difficult, to make that decision and actually quit. Breastfeeding protects baby against repertory problems that can arise from inhaling second-hand smoke.
If you are going to continue to smoke marijuana while breastfeeding, it is definitely better to continue to breastfeed than to stop breastfeeding, if it is only occasional. But if you smoke every day, it would be best to either decided to stop smoking or start formula feeding. It's better to be safe than sorry.
Drinking any caffeinated beverages in moderation while breastfeeding, will not harm baby. Moms that are exhausted from looking after a newborn, might want to drink more coffee for energy. The thing to remember is, moderation is key.
Parents are always advised to prevent all sorts of smoke, from around their babies, pre and postnatal. In fact, SIDS and smoking have always been correlated, with smoke being one of the most common causes of SIDS.