It is better to be smoking and breastfeeding, than to smoke and
formula feed. Of course it would be best to try and quit, but many mothers will find it very hard to make that decision and actually quit.
Breastfeeding protects your baby against repertory problems that can arise
from inhaling secondhand smoke.
Protecting your Baby
Things you can do if you are smoking and breastfeeding to protect your baby
Try to smoke away from your baby, as the secondhand smoke is even more harmful than the smoke that you are inhaling.
You should try to decrease the amount of cigarettes you smoke daily. (No more than 10 - 15 cigarettes per day)
You can smoke an hour before a feeding, as it takes 95 minutes for half of the nicotine to be eliminated from
Breastfeeding while smoking should be avoided completely, always smoke after a feeding and away from your baby.
Smoke outside or ventilate your home frequently.
The Risks of Smoking and Breastfeeding
Smoking while breastfeeding may reduce your breast milk supply.
Your baby may experience symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, colic (abdominal cramps) and diarrhea.
Smoking and breastfeeding can inhibit milk-let down (flow of milk).
Smoking is linked to early weaning.
It can lead to Iodine deficiency, which can cause a thyroid infection.
Smoking and breastfeeding can create sleep disturbances in a baby.
Baby’s ability to absorb certain vitamins and minerals is compromised.
What are the dangers of smoking, while a baby is around?
Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Increased chance of SIDS, Ear infections, Children are more likely to smoke one day, Doubles your child’s risk of lung cancer, Stunted and delayed development and Sinus infections.
Nicotine patches should be used after feedings.
and lozenges should be used after feedings.
Smoking and breastfeeding
Never smoke and use
nicotine patches at the same time if you are breastfeeding, as the
nicotine patches contain “nicotine" too!
Smoking Marijuana and Breastfeeding
Marijuana breastfeeding information
Are you smoking marijuana while breastfeeding or smoking pot while breastfeeding?
Marijuana also called “pot", “weed" and “cannabis" is the most commonly used, illegal drug used today.
Mothers who use cocaine, heroin or PCP should not breastfeed, as their babies will experience serious side-effects and may even die.
Risks of Smoking Marijuana and Breastfeeding
Smoking weed while breastfeeding, could cause:
A marijuana dependency can lead to low milk production.
Baby will show signs of sedation, weakness and lack of appetite.
High risk of SIDS “cot death".
One of the biggest marijuana risks, is damage to brain cells and genetic material.
Breastfeeding or smoking? Smoking is extremely addictive, and
quitting is not easy. However, quitting is most surely one of the
greatest gifts you can give to your new baby.
Other pages on “breastfeeding problems" in connection to smoking pot and breastfeeding “cannabis breastfeeding"
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