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Breastfeeding And Smoking Cigars
Smoking cigarettes while breastfeeding ? Breastfeeding once per day. Because i want to quit breastfeeding I have to work.
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very dangerous: Smoking meth when you have a child -- and especially when breastfeeding -- is extremely dangerous to both you and the child. Meth causes such unpredictable effects that using this can be regarded as a form of child abuse. Since you are using at least some of the time, do not breastfeed your baby at all. See your physician for help stopping meth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Tobacco use in any form is not good for the body. ...Read more
Not worse but as bad: Cigar smoke is just as toxic as cigarette smoke. Comparative toxicity is related to quantity smoked, but some cigars contain as much tobacco as a whole pack of cigarettes! while cigar smoke is not deeply inhaled and thus may be less toxic to lungs, cigar smoking causes increased risk of cancer of the lip, tongue, mouth, throat & larynx. See www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/tobacco/cigars. ...Read more
See below: Nope. Both will kill you as quick. ...Read more
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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