Smoking & Breastfeeding

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Smoking while breastfeeding is not without risk. Nicotine is harmful for a baby whose body is still developing quickly.  There are ways to avoid exposing your baby to nicotine by smoking after breastfeeding instead of before, and not smoking at least 2 hours before feeding.

Experts and doctors would rather have a smoking mother who breastfeeds than a smoking mother who gives formula milk. Medical experts state the nutrients in breast milk can more than compensate for the ill effects of smoking, as compared to a smoking mother that gives formula.

 

Let’s quit to make baby’s first food healthier.

The Tennessee Tobacco Quit Line is here to help.

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW!

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Has your life been affected by cigarette smoking? Are you a former smoker? Did you quit for personal health reasons? How long did you smoke? Are you a current smoker? Do you know someone who died after years of smoking? We are always looking for new stories for our Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Blog. You NEVER know when your story could help someone else and encourage them to stop smoking. Send us your contact information below so we can tell YOUR story.

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