Smoking & Breastfeeding

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… Continue reading Smoking & Breastfeeding

21 to buy tobacco?

This past Tuesday, city supervisors in San Francisco voted unanimously to join the likes of New York City, Boston, and Hawaii and raise the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21. This new ordinance will go into effect on June 1st. Recent research from the Institute of Medicine (found here) has shown that 90%… Continue reading 21 to buy tobacco?