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Doctor insights on: How Many Cigarettes Is Safe To Smoke While Breastfeeding

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Can I still breast feed if I smoke cigeretts? How long should I wait to breast feed?

Can I still breast feed if I smoke cigeretts? How long should I wait to breast feed?

Don't smoke at all: The nicotine you crave will readily pass through the bm as it forms & on to baby when fed .The half life of nicotine in baby can exceed 18 hours, meaning it will build up & effect babies brain causing irritability & may interfere with growth. Even if bottle fed the smell on your hair will increase babies crib death risk, double or triple respiratory illnesses. You have a choice, baby needs one too. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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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

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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 :( 









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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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How much can I smoke and still be safe? How many packs of cigarettes do you need to smoke or how many cigarettes a week before you should get nervous about cancer?

How much can I smoke and still be safe? How many packs of cigarettes do you need to smoke or how many cigarettes a week before you should get nervous about cancer?

Abstinence is best: There is no magic number. One of the best things you can do for your health including decreasing your risk for cancer and other health problems is to stop smoking immediately and not be around second hand smoke. ...Read more

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If medical marijuana is prescribed for treatment of a degenerative disease, is it legal and safe to smoke while breastfeeding? Via vapor/edibles.

If medical marijuana is prescribed for treatment of a degenerative disease, is it legal and safe to smoke while breastfeeding? Via vapor/edibles.

Breastfeeding on Pot: Data indicate that active components of marijuana"pot" are excreted into breastmilk and concentrate in infants. Human and animal studies clearly suggest that early exposure to cannabis is not without risk, and that breastmilk cannabis exposure can produce long-term changes in behavior and mental health. See more at http://www.Infantrisk.Com/content/effects-marijuana-fetus-and-breastfeeding-infants. ...Read more

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Had a baby 3 weeks ago. Smoked some pot today. When is it safe to continue breastfeeding ?

Had a baby 3 weeks ago. Smoked some pot today. When is it safe to continue breastfeeding ?

Unknown: the active ingredient in marijuana is lipophilic, so it stores in the fat tissues and releases at times. I am going to assume you smoke pot more than say once a month or so. I cannot recommend you smoke pot and breastfeed, so I cannot say with certainty that there is a safe time to breastfeed as long as you are smoking pot. ...Read more

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Smoked a little meth and been "pumping and dumping" breast milk few times. Is it safe to resume breastfeeding now?

Smoked a little meth and been "pumping and dumping" breast milk few times. Is it safe to resume breastfeeding now?

Make a choise: Either breast feed or do meth. The two are not compatible,ever. Baby doesn't need your drug, and no amount of dumping will remove all risks of your habit. I ...Read more

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How many cigarettes is safe to take in a day?

How many cigarettes is safe to take in a day?

Zero: The best thing to do is not to smoke at all. Smoking is a risk factor for multiple diseses including lung cancer and esophageal cancer. ...Read more

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