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Will smoking affect mothers milk?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Could

Second & third hand smoke are a major concern in infant health.
Smoking while actually nursing is insane. Nicotine does distribute in breast milk, with potential infant consequences. In general, it's best to act as if you're pregnant when you're nursing.

In brief: Could

Second & third hand smoke are a major concern in infant health.
Smoking while actually nursing is insane. Nicotine does distribute in breast milk, with potential infant consequences. In general, it's best to act as if you're pregnant when you're nursing.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Susan Woods
Insane is harsh. Good to ask the question. Having a baby is a great time to lose the tobacco, making your body healthier and stop giving money to big tobacco. Extra benefit is being a great role model for the babe, and other kids. Can be hard to quit, get some help. No nag zone - call 1-800-QUIT NOW.
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