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23 Jan 2006

Smoking while breastfeeding
My best friend stopped smoking when she heard that she was pregnant. Her baby is now 4 months old and she started smoking again. The problem is, she's breastfeeding. Okay, she smokes about 4 cigarettes a day. But how do I get her to quit. How will it affect the baby?

Please help!

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01 Jan 0001

I don't know how you can persuade her to stop smoking. Breastfeeding is not the issue. Rather the baby will be exposed to passive smoking.

Best wishes
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