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How Long Should I Wait To Breastfeed After Smoking A Cigarette
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
Forever: Ideally this is the perfect time to quit. ...Read more
Forever!: Really! cone on, thc has mind altering effects and do you really want to impose this on your child. Please no! by the way thc stays in your hair root for months thereafter. ...Read more
Never :-): If you went through the trouble to stop smoking for pregnancy, don't start again. Babies and children living in smoking environments are more likely to have sids, ear infections, wheezing, and asthma. When they are sick everyone misses sleep, work, and school. They whine and cry. You'll be healthier and happier not smoking! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For ever.: You have no need to smoke, ever. It's bad for you before, during, or after mono/strep/tonsillitis. If you have stopped for more than three days because of your illness, the physical addiction is already broken and any cravings you feel are just habit. Stay a non-smoker, for the rest of your life. ...Read more
One week: One week will be more than enough. However, you should disclose your marijuana use to the doctor or nurse at the blood center. It is commendable that you want to donate blood and do your civic duty. For the sake of your own health, you should not use weed. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Breast feeding: it is not a good idea to drink when you continue to breast feed but if you do have to use a breast pump and store your milk in the freezer that you can thaw and feed your baby but you should wait at least 4 hours after consuming alcohol in an event you did not store your milk ...Read more
Whatever works 4 you: There are many short and long term benefits from quitting smoking. In addition to nicotine substitutes and certain medications, changing your habit patterns around triggers to smoke can be challenging. Getting support from friends, family, co-workers and community resources are all helpful. Understanding why you smoke can help you find better choices to redirect those urges. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Limited data: The effectsof breast feeding by marijuana users is not conclusive. Small amounts of metabolites are excreted available to the baby. Since marijuana metabolites are stored in fat, the duration of the availability in the breast milk is relatively unknown. If you were prescribed marijuana, the prescribing physician may have better answers for you. Otherwise, it's likely not worth the risk to smoke ...Read more
Should i pump and dump after having a cigarette to make it better? How long do you recommend waiting before breastfeeding after having a cigarette?
Thanks for the help
Smoke/ breastfeeding: Your baby is exposed to some tobacco products through breast milk and also through residues on your skin and clothes (third-hand smoking) or more directly from smoke (second-hand smoking) if you smoke in the presence of the baby. The short answer to your question is avoid smoking while lactating. Better still, stop smoking all together ...Read more
More info needed: Dear Jeffrey385: hard to tell if from your note if you are acting as a surrogate or are asking as a man who is planning to have a child with a woman how long should you not be taking opioids. If the latter are you being prescribed these medications, and for what purpose? How long have you been on these etc? Opioid medications are safe during pregnancy. ...Read more
Don't breastfeed: American college of obstretics and gynecology recommends that mothers actively using meth should not breastfeed. If you are asking this question about yourself, please seek help for your addiction as soon as possible - your recovery is critical to your child's chance of having a decent life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to your Surgeon: Generally after surgery you should avoid alcohol while you are taking any medication that is processed through the liver. Therefore, the best answer to this question is obtained by asking your surgeon who will know what medications he/she has prescribed you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At least...: Six hours for light drinking, 12 to 24 for heavier - which you should not do in any case. ...Read more
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