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Smoking and breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and smoking

Smoking can lead to a decrease in milk, which is produced. There are cases when it becomes the cause of some symptoms in the infant, for example, nausea, vomiting, colic.
Mom's smoking is a prerequisite for early withdrawal fromBreast, reducing the production of milk and inhibiting the flow of milk, as well as reducing the level of prolactin in the blood. Also, mothers who smoke have metabolic rates slightly higher, which in turn leads to an accelerated "wear" of the body. Smoking is also interrelated with the child's anxiety.

Substitutes for cigarettes

From smoking cigarettes quickly formed a strongaddiction. Mothers who would like to be cured of dependence on nicotine may think about the safety of additional funds for cessation of smoking that replace nicotine. With proper application, such remedies are no more dangerous than mother's smoking.
In general, the level of nicotine in milk will be less withNicotine substitutes, than those who smoke cigarettes. Women who smoke and use substitutes will have a rather high level of nicotine in the blood and may expose the baby's dangers. Substitutes do not need to be used at night to have less impact on the baby and make less side effects, such as nightmares. But mothers who want to use nicotine chewing gum and breastfeed should be advised to refrain from breastfeeding for 2-3 hours after applying the chewing gum.

Tips for smokers who know that it affects the child negatively, but they still smoke

Smoking reduces milk production therefore:

  • From 9 pm to 9 am, smoking is mandatory.
  • Smoking after feeding, when there is a break in front of 2 hours.
  • Do not smoke more than 5 cigarettes per day.
  • Full nutrition and frequent drinking of clean water.

Other harm from smoking

Smoking with breastfeeding also causesOther harm. If instead of pure fresh air to inhale smoke into the lungs, then the air bubbles - the alveoli will receive more smoke than air. Smoke includes carbon dioxide, which when combined with the coloring substance of red blood balls will give carboxyhemoglobin. It differs from oskigemoglobin, which introduces into the body the oxygen required for life! It is a compound from which the body gets rid of itself badly and which causes its improper nutrition.
A child who is nursed by a smoking mother, usuallyWeak, often sick, nervous, does not tolerate a variety of diseases, sometimes he suffers from skin and vision damage, in particularly severe cases, deviations in mental development are noticeable. Therefore, the mother who is breastfeeding should not smoke.


So, after all of the above, we can sum up. What happens if you combine smoking and breastfeeding?
First, the child will be poor in weight gain, as well as capricious of intestinal colic.
Secondly, a bad habit will affect the baby's nervous system. He will become easily excitable, he will cry and sleep anxiously.
Thirdly, smoking and breastfeeding are so incompatible that it will affect the immunity decrease, and as a result, frequent colds will appear.
Fourth, you should know that the baby, bothAs well as my mother, eventually get used to nicotine. If you abstain from smoking during the period of breastfeeding, this will affect the behavior and condition of the baby. There will be anxiety, sleep will become worse, regurgitation will increase, so it is necessary to give up a bad habit much earlier.

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