Concern grandmother

I'm a grandmother to a beautiful grandson who I recently found out that the mother if smoking and breastfeeding.

She lies about smoking when it is apparent that she does. There is not much I can do but pray for the best.

My personal beliefs is that the baby comes first, and everything else is secondary. If you want to smoke because you enjoy it you should eliminate breast feeding to protect the child from any unknown side effects.

A concern grandmother

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Apr 01, 2014
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breastfeeding and smoking
by: Kay

Hi

It is understandable that you are worried. It would obviously be better for her to stop smoking altogether, but...

It is recommended to continue to breastfeed, even if you are smoking (that is if Baby is not showing any discomfort or allergic symptoms). Secondhand smoke is more harmful to a baby who is not breastfed.

The benefits of breastfeeding far outweigh any risk of smoking while breastfeeding.

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smoking and health of baby

by lebo
(johannesburg)

I'm a young mum and I have been smoking for 3 years now, my baby is two weeks old and I'm afraid that it might affect her health

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Feb 25, 2013
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smoking and breastfeeding
by: Tracy

Hi Lebo

Here is a page that I wrote on breastfeeding while smoking...
Breastfeeding and smoking

Hope this answers your question

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smoking

by lebo
(katlehong)

I'm trying 2 Quit smoking but its very difficult how can I stop

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