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Doctor insights on: Breastfeeding And Smoking Cigars

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Smoking cigarettes while breastfeeding? Breastfeeding once per day. Because I want to quit breastfeeding I have to work.

Smoking cigarettes while breastfeeding? Breastfeeding once per day. Because I want to quit breastfeeding I have to work.

Quit smoking: Breastfeeding smokers have decreased milk production & set stage for a higher risk of crib death. During the exposed periods the child will have 2 or more times the respiratory and ear infections. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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What are the risk of smoking marijuana and breastfeeding my baby?

What are the risk of smoking marijuana and breastfeeding my baby?

Why risk the harm?: Not enough is known as this would not be an ethical study to expose infants to a potentially harmful drug. I thank you for asking, and hope if you are the one considering using marijuana, that you visit with your doctor for an alternative "treatment" that is better known / more likley to be safe for you both. ...Read more

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Smoking meth n breastfeeding? How long should someone wait till they can resum breastfeeding?

Smoking meth n breastfeeding? How long should someone wait till they can resum breastfeeding?

Time for a choise: Either quit & raise the baby or drop it off at a "safe" location & let it go into foster care. There is no way to avoid dosing baby with your meth. Breast milk is made continuously & remains tainted by any use. Get help/clean up and you could raise baby but as a user you have chosen a path that won't work with being a mother. I'm sure you have mixed feelings, but users use & parents don't ...Read more

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11 weeks post pardom and breastfeeding and bottle feeding. Smoking 3 cigarettes a day. How much damage am I doing : (?

11 weeks post pardom and breastfeeding and bottle feeding. Smoking 3 cigarettes a day. How much damage am I doing : (?

Good and bad: The breast milk is doing your baby so much good! She is getting antibodies to protect from infection and special fatty acids that help her brain grow! BUT, your question I believe refers to the damage from cigarette smoke. You are doing lots of damage to yourself AND your baby (whether your breastfeed or not) by continuing to smoke. You know cutting back then quitting is the right thing to do ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding. Although not recommended, is it safe to pump and dump after smoking marijuana?

I'm breastfeeding. Although not recommended, is it safe to pump and dump after smoking marijuana?

NO: The thc will still be in your breast milk for a long time after you smoke. "pump and dump" will not avoid this. Plus, your baby needs an alert and sober mom to care for it. ...Read more

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Does smokin weed while breastfeeding effect the childs developement?

Does smokin weed while breastfeeding effect the childs developement?

Three concerns:: (1) Heavy weed smoking can lead to THC concentrating in breast milk, which has been shown to affect motor development in the child. (2) Weed can be laced with other drugs, which can also impose harm. (3) Heavy weed use in a mother could affect her parenting skills. ...Read more

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How bad is smoking cigars for you?

How bad is smoking cigars for you?

See below: All the risks of cigarettes. I am not sure of relative risk but who cares if it hurts you more than or less than, it still hurts you. ...Read more

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Is smoking cigars addictive?

Is smoking cigars addictive?

Yes: The smoking ritual itself, whether cigarettes, pipes or tobacco produces a psychological dependency, and the nicotine is absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth even in those who don't inhale. In addition, it is highly associated with head and neck cancer (mouth, tongue, throat etc), with higher amounts of cancer-causing tars than cigarettes have. ...Read more

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Is smoking cigars safer than cigarettes?

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No: Both have nicotine, both cause COPD and lung cancer as well as a host of other issues including higher risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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Can cigar smoking change the colors of your lips?

Can cigar smoking change the colors of your lips?

Smoke: If affecting circulation, cyanosis or blue discoloration occurs. ...Read more

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Should I stop smoking a cigar if it helps me get relaxed?

Should I stop smoking a cigar if it helps me get relaxed?

Yes.: Sorry, it seems to help you, but there are healthier ways to relax. ...Read more

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Is smoking a cigar dangerous?

Is smoking a cigar dangerous?

Cigar & cancer.: You may not inhale cigar smoke into your lungs, but you could get cancer within the oral cavity from cigar smoke. ...Read more

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Does smoking cigar cause fainting nausea?

Does smoking cigar cause fainting nausea?

Cigar smoke: Can cause those symptoms in the smoker and in those suffering from bystander smoke. ...Read more

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Can smoking cigars (occasionally) cause cancer?

Can smoking cigars (occasionally) cause cancer?

It could: Most cancers are the result of multiple factors that affect the cells at the same time or in sequence. No one can tell for sure how much exposure to a toxin will be enough to cause cancer in an individual. My advise is that you completely avoid tobacco products. They are expensive and dangerous in many ways. Best to you. ...Read more

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Could smoking cigars (occasionally) cause cancer?

Could smoking cigars (occasionally) cause cancer?

Maybe: You cannot tell how much is too much or "how many" will cause cancer. My advise is that you completely avoid tobacco products. It's like playing russian roulette. ...Read more

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How long it takes to get addicted to smoking cigars?

How long it takes to get addicted to smoking cigars?

It depends: Age, co-morbid psychiatric issues, and a history of other addictions all make a difference. Addiction is a form of learning so the younger or brighter one is the more rapidly one "learns". ...Read more

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Do cigar smoking and pipe smoking also increase risk?

Do cigar smoking and pipe smoking also increase risk?

Yes: Cigar and pipe smoking, even if you do not inhale, still increase the risk of cancer, particularly head and neck cancer, which includes mouth, tongue etc. ...Read more

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Pipe smoking vs cigar smoking --which is worse for you?

Pipe smoking vs cigar smoking --which is worse for you?

About equal: Depends on whether you inhale the smoke. Pipe tobacco has more tar, but fewer people inhale it, while cigar tobacco has less tar, but is more commonly inhaled. Both are associated with high rates of cancer of the mouth, lips, tongue and throat, but slightly lower rates of heart attack than cigarette smoking, and way less emphysema and bronchitis in those who do not inhale the smoke. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could smoking cigar once a week cause cancer?

Thoughts? Could smoking cigar once a week cause cancer?

Less likely: Tobacco in any form is carcinogenic, so it can cause cancer. Therefore it is best to avoid cigars also altogether and adopt some other more ehalthy habbits like eating fruits, chew gum etc. ...Read more

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What is diference between pipe smoking and cigar smoking?

More Heat: The pipe has a tendency to cause more caustic damage to the mucosa because of the heat. ...Read more

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Is smoking a cigar once a week as bad as smoking a pack of cigarettes every day?

Is smoking a cigar once a week as bad as smoking a pack of cigarettes every day?

Cigar Smoking: Cigars, like cigarettes, contain nicotine, the substance that can lead to tobacco dependence. A single full-size cigar can contain as much nicotine as do several cigarettes. If you inhale cigar smoke, you can get as much nicotine as if you smoked cigarettes. And even if you don't inhale, large amounts of nicotine can be absorbed through the lining of your mouth. Not safer! ...Read more

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Could smoking only 2 cigs and 1 cigar lead to oral cancer?

Higly unlikely: Oral cancer caused by tobacco use is really a result of cumulative insults from the cancer-causing compounds. ...Read more