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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.
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
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
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
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
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
See below: Nope. Both will kill you as quick. ...Read more
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
Yes.: Sorry, it seems to help you, but there are healthier ways to relax. ...Read more
Yes: Toxins are still absorbed.Get a more detailed answer ›
I know that all smoking is bad but are regular cigarettes worse than filtered cigars or pipe tobacco?
It depends: The biggest factor for risk is the amount of tobacco inhaled? ...Read more
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
No: Just so you don't make a habit of this. ...Read more
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
More Heat: The pipe has a tendency to cause more caustic damage to the mucosa because of the heat. ...Read more
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