Never use this while nursing!

Never use this while nursing!

Never use this while nursing!

Nursing delivers a banquet of powerful, beneficial substances to growing babies. Some medicines are safe to take when nursing; others are dangerous. Nicotine is dangerous! Second-hand smoke is bad enough for babies. Now we learn, according to the July 1999 issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, that a smoking moms deliver 5 times more nicotine to her babies if she breastfeeds. If you were able to stop smoking for your baby during pregnancy, keep it up during nursing!

Dr. Alan Greene

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Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

 

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