Smoking and Breastfeeding: To Quit or Not to Quit?
It’s no secret that smoking is bad for you. But what impact does it have on your baby if you breastfeed while smoking? If you’re a smoker and have decided to breastfeed, you may have many questions; for instance, how long does nicotine stay in your system? Even if you follow a balanced diet, restrict caffeine, exercise, and are otherwise practicing a healthy lifestyle, smoking can affect your health and the health of your baby. Read on to find answers that will help you decide whether you should quit smoking while breastfeeding or not.