Make sure you read the previous part about the impacts of cigarette use.
Even if the pregnant woman uses tobacco products during pregnancy, breastfeeding remains the best choice to feed the baby after childbirth.
Although the new mother smokes, the benefits of breast milk are higher than the negative effects of nicotine on the baby. However, basic recommendations to reduce the transfer of nicotine to the baby during breastfeeding exist. What are they?
- Try to smoke after breastfeeding.
- If possible, wait 2-3 hours after smoking before breastfeeding again.
- Never smoke during breastfeeding, exposing the baby to second-hand smoke.
- Get help to quit smoking.
To learn about options to quit smoking, read the next part of this article: How can I deal with my smoking addiction?
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