Breastfeeding and Cigarette Smoking


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Using tobacco or e-cigarettes while breastfeeding can allow harmful chemicals to pass from the mother to the infant through breast milk or secondhand smoke exposure. Mothers who use tobacco or e-cigarettes should be encouraged to quit; regardless, breastfeeding provides numerous health benefits and breast milk remains the recommended food for an infant. Cigarettes are made up of tobacco and many dangerous substances.

Tobacco contains nicotine, a potent and highly addictive chemical that can affect you and your baby. Since nicotine does pass through breast milk, it can cause symptoms of infant colic, restlessness, sleep difficulties, and the jitters in your child. What happens to babies when they are exposed to cigarette smoke? Babies and children who are exposed to cigarette smoke have a much higher incidence of pneumonia, asthma, ear Colic occurs more often in babies whose mothers or fathers smoke or if a breastfeeding mother smokes. Researchers Heavy.

When a breastfeeding mother smokes a cigarette, the nicotine levels in her blood and milk first increase and then decrease over time. Additionally, exhaled carbon monoxide (CO) increases significantly the first hour after smoking with a continued elevated presence up to 24 hours after smoking. A. Thera are 17 facts about how smoking while breastfeeding is injurious for your baby. B. No, you can’t smoke while breastfeeding. C. If you can’t quit smoking, you can breastfeed while smoking – don’t let the baby grow on formulas and powdered-milks.

D. You must quit smoking today. Smoking Cigarettes and Breastfeeding Moms who smoke while breastfeeding have been shown to produce less milk than mothers who don’t use cigarettes. When breastfeeding, the body produces a hormone that signals for the breasts to produce more milk and eject it rapidly.

Smoking can cause low milk supply, colic, and milk let-down issues. If you do continue to smoke, you should still breastfeed. Your milk can protect your baby from breathing problems, sudden infant death (SIDS), and poor weight gain. Wait as much time as possible between smoking and breastfeeding. Information in this record refers only to the use of nicotine as a replacement product for smoking cessation.

With a 21 mg transdermal patch, nicotine passes into breastmilk in amounts equivalent to smoking 17 cigarettes daily. Lower patch strengths of 7 and 14 mg provide proportionately lower amounts of nicotine to the breastfed infant. Studies indicate that smoking more than 10 cigarettes per day decreases milk production and alters milk composition. Furthermore, breastfed babies whose mothers smoke more than 5 cigarettes daily exhibit behaviors (e.g.

Smoking herbal cigarettes while Breastfeeding Herbal cigarettes are the ones being marketed as tobacco-free or nicotine-free. This type of cigarette is made from a mixture of herbs, flowers and other natural ingredients.

List of related literature:

If mothers continue to smoke while breastfeeding, encourage them to do so immediately after breastfeeding to reduce the amount of nicotine and cotinine in the breast milk.

“Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book” by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book
by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Maternal smoking and infant feeding: breastfeeding is better and safer.

“Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: Treatment Options and Risk Assessment” by Christof Schaefer, Paul W.J. Peters, Richard K Miller
from Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation: Treatment Options and Risk Assessment
by Christof Schaefer, Paul W.J. Peters, Richard K Miller
Elsevier Science, 2014

The conjecture is that breastfeeding and smoking may be less detrimental to the infant.

“Comprehensive Neonatal Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach” by Carole Kenner, Judy Wright Lott
from Comprehensive Neonatal Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach
by Carole Kenner, Judy Wright Lott
Saunders Elsevier, 2007

The protective influence of breastfeeding is actually strongest among infants of smoking mothers.

“Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession” by Ruth A. Lawrence, MD, Robert M. Lawrence, MD
from Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession
by Ruth A. Lawrence, MD, Robert M. Lawrence, MD
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Women who are breastfeeding should be urged to quit because cigarette Smoking is a significant risk to their health and to their infant’s health (see the above sections on Neonatal Complications and Infant/Adolescent Complications).

“Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk” by Gerald G. Briggs, Roger K. Freeman, Sumner J. Yaffe
from Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk
by Gerald G. Briggs, Roger K. Freeman, Sumner J. Yaffe
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008

Smoking is not just an issue when a mother is breastfeed

“Counseling the Nursing Mother” by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
from Counseling the Nursing Mother
by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has historically opposed breastfeeding by women who smoke because nicotine is found in breast milk in concentrations 1.5 to 3 times greater than in maternal blood plasma.

“Creasy and Resnik's Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice” by Robert Resnik, MD, Robert K. Creasy, MD, Jay D. Iams, MD, Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, Thomas Moore, MD, Michael F Greene, MD
from Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice
by Robert Resnik, MD, Robert K. Creasy, MD, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

There is some evidence that women who smoke breastfeed for less time and produce less milk,14 although nicotine patches do not produce the same effect.

“High Risk Pregnancy E-Book: Management Options Expert Consult” by David K. James, Philip J. Steer, Carl P. Weiner, Bernard Gonik
from High Risk Pregnancy E-Book: Management Options Expert Consult
by David K. James, Philip J. Steer, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Nurses should discuss smoking with postpartum women to offer resources for those who stopped smoking prenatally and are at risk for relapse in the postpartum period.

“Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing E-Book” by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book
by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

y Mothers who smoked five or more cigarettes daily had infants who exhibited behaviors such as colic and crying that may contribute to early weaning (Matheson & Rivrud, 1989).

“Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician” by Marsha Walker
from Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician
by Marsha Walker
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016

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  • I was given Narco( highly addictive) while breastfeeding for a C Section and the nurses or doctors told me nothing about it getting in my milk. I stopped taking them and would take the pain because I didn’t want my baby getting all those chemicals so young. Marijuana yes it is natural no chemicals mixed together, no life threatening side effects.

  • MARINUANA HAS NEVER KILLED ANYBODY!!! The only way you can die from marijuana is if something else kills you while it’s in your system ����

  • I’m smoking now and my baby has been fine throughout my whole pregnancy. My obgyn even told me that if o stopped cold turkey during my pregnancy, my baby and body would go into a major shock. He advised me to at least try to stop at the middle of my second trimester. I’m 14 weeks and 5 days. I’ll be quitting soon.

  • Earth 5000 years ago was very different from Earth now. Yes cannabis is medicinal and natural but the ancient peoples didn’t have to science to study how that affected the developing brain. They only knew what it did to adults that smoked it.

  • would rather see a video of that woman talking than those assholes up there couldnt let a woman speak the truth if tney say they dont have reasearch why do they say its bad thats dumb reasearch then speak out

  • I smoked until i was 7 months everyday while i was pregnant. My baby was born at 39 weeks and 4 days i had a natural labor with no epidural my babygirl was very healthy nothing wrong with her even the doctors were saying on how good she was. My first trimester was horrible i had to smoke in order to eat and in my second trimester i was sick as well so i smoked. There is no harm in marijuana it is the most natural plant.

  • I smoked it so I could walk and not worry about so many flashbacks and all the stress my son and I were going through. My son was born a perfectly healthy 8 lb baby boy at 38 weeks, the day after my doctor examined me. Considering I was in homeless shelters my entire pregnancy and suffered from issues with anorexia in the past I was grateful to have the ability to sleep, eat, not self-harm, not fall (especially in the road), function, and have a healthy baby. HANDS scored him with a 60/60 for his social development which fits right along with a follow up study on kids who were exposed to weed in the womb. Unfortunately, he was taken from me in the hospital.

    I’ve been pot free since the day my son was born. Also, I am no longer able to walk without an assistant device like crutches or my wheelchair, have crippling pain, the most nightmares I’ve had since I was a kid, all PTSD/major depression/social anxiety/GAD symptoms are back, and am having a hard time getting my frozen pumped breast milk to my son. On the plus side, I’m now in my own apartment and have completed my case plan to get my son home. So waiting on that any day.:)

    I’d stop smoking cannabis and therefore give up my ability to walk every day of my life so that I can have my son home with me.

  • So it’s safe to drink alcohol that makes you violent? And not weed that makes you happy and makes you get the munchies? That is fucken stupid

  • I smoked during my first 4 to 5 ish months I quit after because pregnant nose and I didn’t want them to take my baby away I’m currently 9 months 35 weeks baby has always been healthy, I wish there was more studies and more information on this because everybody is different weed isn’t meant for EVERYONE and everyone reacts different, I agree with her sayings but I think that there is always a if and but to alllll marijuana research from what I’ve heard it sucks, personally I never had any issues but someone else could. And it’s a continuation of education to be learnt just like anything in horticultural / agricultural you never stop learning. It’s a plant.

  • I love how they kept bring up opioids cause I just had a baby 10 weeks early due to preeclampsia, I had a C-section and the doctor prescribed show me Percocets which is a opioid, I’m breastfeeding and they know that, they said they wasn’t concerned about it. Idk how marijuana could be any worse than opioids.

  • chairs are ignorant as f***! if you look at those studies yourself(they are accessible online), it shows how little they have actually put into studying CANNABIS. They have admitted that they aren’t sure if the women are using other things too. They actually found out that some did other drugs and drank alcohol more than most

  • Of course these dumbass men know it all �� don’t know shit about a baby growing inside of them having to fight off nausea, pain, loss off appetite and more. Keep talking about the science aspect of things but don’t see how scientifically Cannabis is/were helpful for decades ����

  • I smoked all through my pregnancy my baby was 6 pounds and 8 ounces and she was past due about one week and healthy as a butterfly but they will ask you and they test you and they will notify Child services

  • I Wish They Let Her Speak! �� She Knows What She’s Talking About. I Read An Article About How Foreign Countries Feed Their Families Cannabis In To Help Them Sleep, Help Them Eat More And To Sooth Aches And Pains. Weed Does Cause Loss Of Brain Cells But So Does Everything We Do, Breathing, Eating, Drinking.

  • They even have lots premature babies in china. While u can never find any weed plants in china probably for the past few hundreds years.

  • When I was pregnant with my now healthy 4 month baby girl, I took a puff of Mj when I wasnt able to eat due to sickness and she is great no problems what so ever but I would never smoke while breastfeeding ThC attaches to fat and breastmilk is so buttery ( I describe it that way) That I assume it will even change the taste of the milk andd she will come in direct contact never mind your high IDk I just wouldnt do it. 

  • Another Registered Nurse that thinks she is a doctor. She should stick to changing bed pans. We all know that the mothers choosing to use while pregnant are users prior to becoming pregnant and simply cannot quit for their unborn child. For some it is a cure for mad cows disease. There is no benifit to the childs health.

  • marijuana is not dangerous for pregnant women and research does not show that it is dangerous that’s straight bs. Research done shows it does not harm the baby or mother. Period. You doctors are fucking idiots.

  • I didn’t smoke marijuana and I went into labor at 26 weeks and I was held off until 35 weeks so it just depends on your body, now my child is 17 months old and I smoke small amounts like enough for a one hitter that hold about 4 hits and my daughter is very advanced!!

  • I smoked 3 months during my pregnancy &my baby girl is very healthy. exactly why I don’t even bother watching the doctors. don’t know WTF their talking bout. I see why the other lady left

  • Very dissapointed about the disrespect shown to the nurse. Don’t invite someone if you do not intend to let them speak.
    They also should check their facts; no evidence for Mj being safe during pregnancy?? Check out dr. Dreher’s work in Jamaica.
    Just like they disregard this nurse, they disregard dr. Dreher’s work. That’s not a very scientific way to adress a topic.

  • Just my opinion about the Situation I think the women that are pregnant are going to breast-feed shall not smoke marijuana for your health in the safety of your child

  • i smoked weed throughout my pregnancy and my baby boy was born full term, healthy, 6 pounds and is really smart he was able to hold his own head at 3months and sit well on his own at 5.

  • i dont like how they kept cutting her off. i really wanted to hear her out but okay whatever. this video gave me no insight at all now

  • These guys work for BIG PHARMA….they will sell their soul to protect their money making system. These ‘Dr’s’ are so poorly informed…much like your GP….drug pushers.

  • we don’t have any research done really on the subject but we know it’s bad…


    Don’t ask her for her opinion if you don’t want to hear it!

    Ps: there is lots of research done… just not in the usa (due to fda approval). All sais its ok. There is also lots of historical literature on the subject around the world including in the usa prior to 1950s.

  • There are sooo many babies that have been born premature and with developmental problems and they haven’t been exposed to any cannabis so if that is an argument, why aren’t we taking that into account. It’s so hard to watch the Doctors because you can tell their opinion is biased and nothing will change that. It’s as if they believe they know more than any person who comes on the show. I don’t believe people who choose to keep their mind closed should be hosting a television show based on debates about controversial topics.

  • So Docs, you’re speaking about breastfeeding and your f/m ratio for this show is 1 to 3??? How preposterous! Never heard of female columnists, physicians and scientists, have you? This is bullshit.

  • i agree with the other comments saying they didn’t let her talk, but smoking while pregnant?


    i’m glad none of you women confessing are my significant other because you shouldn’t be doing it while pregnant. i’m all for cannabis, but i don’t see how it’s smart to use it with an unborn baby inside you since the development of the brain in teens can be stunted by cannabis. y’all should be ashamed of yourselves.

  • Cheers for the video content! Sorry for butting in, I would love your opinion. Have you thought about Mackorny Marijuana Paradise Blueprint (Sure I saw it on Google)? It is a great one off product for giving up smoking weed without the normal expense. Ive heard some interesting things about it and my close friend Aubrey finally got great results with it.

  • Wow that was a lot of propaganda and bullshit. There actually IS a study that had 30 women smoking various amounts, ad 30 women not smoking during pregnancy. It was a study in Jamaica, in the 80’s I want to say, don’t quote me.. You guys are pretty uneducated on the subject.  

  • we don’t have any research done really on the subject but we know it’s bad…


    Don’t ask her for her opinion if you don’t want to hear it!

    Ps: there is lots of research done… just not in the usa (due to fda approval). All sais its ok. There is also lots of historical literature on the subject around the world including in the usa prior to 1950s.

  • so rude. the doctors think their so smart with the drugs they learn. cannabis is a natural cure. even hospital use them in brownies and gv them to the cancer patients while giving chemo. but they dont tell the patients. alot died while havig chemo while some use cannabis to treat cancer and still live till this day. why doctors are so against cannabis because it grows easily and cheap compared go their drugs. so medical industry scared that ppl wont gv them money. medical industry is worth billions now. because u play with ppls health and lives for money.

  • look not all women’s are exactly the same and they need to shut the fuck up and let her speak… I do not agree with the people on the stage they act like they know everything but never experience how it is to actually carry and raise a baby that’s been under cannabis and you know what? a lot of mothers, children, and adults can tell you otherwise. there are a lot of smart-ass kids that mothers had while smoking or ingesting cannabis and they have not been affected like how these people are assuming nothing mentally or physically affect the babies at all! and its hard to carry a child in your womb for 9 months especially if you been under medication that you need like psychiatric medication and for chronic pains before. it sucks that women frown upon for wanting to use a natural herb its way better than a glass of wine a day! and congrats on the mothers that didn’t need anything and had a good pregnancy but not all women’s bodies are the same physically and mentally.

  • I smoked weed before I was pregnant, but I didn’t smoke at all during. I breastfed exclusively from birth, and after my son turned 1, I started smoking again. I breastfed until he was 2, and my son is still the smartest little boy.
    He talks so clear for being 2 and 9 months. He uses reason for everything, he asks how things work (for knowledge,) and he has great social skills. Family and friends cannot believe it.
    I no longer smoke, but I can honestly say that it had ZERO negative effect on him. (Possibly because I waited a year before I smoked, but either way I know a child’s brain is about 80% developed by age 3.)

  • CBD is naturally found in breast milk. So if you were Breastfed that was your first high.:) CBD is needed along with our daily vitamin C.

  • A lot of the time cannabis users also smoke cigarettes. Its not fair to blame it on Marijuana when we already know that cigarette use causes low birthweight, premature labor, and other physical and psychological issues. Find a woman who ONLY smokes cannabis like in Africa and they will find there is NO developmental issues at all. (Many African studies show there was no difference between cannabis users and non cannabis users.)

    This argument isn’t a well rounded discussion at all.

  • y let that stupid non-educated woman speak. dr’s don’t waste ur breath. is she really suggesting that all pregnant mothers should smoke instead of having a natural pregnancy like we always have since like forever?