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Breastfeeding and smoking cigarettes...

will it go through to the milk?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:58 PM on Nov. 11, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (8)
  • tyfry- there is formaldehyde(sp?) and all other kinds of TOXIC chemicals in vaccinations as well...and we still "force" those upon our children. If a mother were to breastfeed and smoke, and follow what I recommended, pretty much all of the bad stuff would be out of her milk for the feedings.
    And as for second hand smoke, your child will breathe that whether you breast or formula feed. Ideally, parents should not smoke. I smoke, so I cant judge. We use smoke jackets, and wash our hands.Doesnt get rid of all of the 3rd hand smoke, but does help.

    Answer by Auntiemom410 at 9:45 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • yes

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:00 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Yes, but its still better than formula. If you are gonna smoke, smoke right after a feeding, and dont smoke again until after the next feeding. Dont ever smoke right before a feeding, and certainly never during a feeding. lol.

    Answer by Auntiemom410 at 5:01 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Im not sure BUT the baby will be suck of the toxins off your clothing so even if your not smoking near him or her they will get the toxins from your clothes when you hold her or him and from being that close when breastfeeding. Honestly I would rather give formula then breast milk with cigerette toxins in it or quit smoking but I know that is harder then it seems sometimes

    Answer by cudybug at 5:11 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • yes

    Answer by pookipoo at 5:17 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Yes and the affects are worse on the baby because their organs are not fully developed to deal with the affects of nicotine. I do NOT believe the nicotine laced breast milk is better than formula. If you must smoke, then formula feed. How would you like someone to force feed you nicotine and the 4000 other ingredients in a cigarette? Things like ethyl alcohol (whats in gasoline), formyldahyde and many others that are TOXIC.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 7:06 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Yes, plus second hand smoke kills you should quit for your baby

    Answer by JLS2388 at 7:39 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • Smoking moms should breastfeed, it's extra important. It helps protect their baby/toddler from infections. Of course children of mothers that smoke get more infections (statistically). Smoking is not considered against the rules for breastfeeding mothers by the American Academy of Pediatrics. There is no way we are going to get women to breastfeed and keep breastfeeding if we make bunches of rules. Everyone knows it's better not to smoke.


    Answer by Gailll at 8:13 PM on Nov. 11, 2010