Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: MB | 2007/04/02

Q.

Breast Milk

Hi, I would like to know if my wifes breastmilk is going to be affected in any way if she is smoking 10 ciggies a day? I am quite concerned for my baby girl. She is a prem baby, and only 1.9kg's.
Is there reason for concern?

Regards
MB

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There is reason for concern and here is a really common reason for prematurity as well, that is a mother who smokes.She should stop smoking, she owes this to her tiny baby.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

3
user comments

C.

Posted by: Lin | 2007/04/03

It can definately harm the baby. Please rather put your daughter on formula.

Reply to Lin
Posted by: concerned mom | 2007/04/02

in every cigarrete pack there is a warning that reads BREAST FEEDING? SMOKING CAN HARM YOUR BABY!!!!! WHAT MORE DO U NEED TO KNOW, SHE SHOULD NOT BE SMOKING PERIOD

Reply to concerned mom
Posted by: Fourie | 2007/04/02

Hi

I am no expert but if the baby is already prem, your wife should stay away from smoking. If she can't rather put baby on formula. S26 Gold is good for underweight babies.
Never smoke near a baby. I myself used to be a smoker and never smoked while I breastfed and never smoked near my baby.

Reply to Fourie

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.