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

Dr. Greene is the founder of (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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