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I have a 4mth old boy whom I have been breast feeding since birth and I a a smoker and I have been thinking of giving up the breastfeeding as my husband keeps making me feel inadequate about smoking although I am doing every thing my early childhood centre has been telling me ie: smoke after you feed and I only smoke about 3-5 a day?

What should I do as I have been told that the breastmilk is better regardless of smoking than not at all ????

Confused!

NSW 4mth boy

Hi,

Thank you for your enquiry. Yes it is better to keep breast feeding your baby. When your baby is six months old you can start to offer solids and he will then start to need less milk. If you and your baby are happy breast feeding there is no reason to stop. A baby with a parent or parent that smokes is better off to be breast fed. It is still really important to try to give up smoking for your health as well as your baby’s.

Best wishes,

Alex.

<a href="http://www.nswmidwives.com.au/">NSW Midwives Association</a>
Note: This information is not designed to replace that of your health professional.
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