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 a practicing physician, author, national and international TEDx speaker, and global health advocate. He is a graduate of Princeton University and University of California San Francisco.

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