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Does smoking while breast feeding affect the baby?

Dear Dr. Santosh,



Kindly i have a question on mother breast feeding.

If the mother a light smoker and she smoke less than 10 Cigs a day, also she is breast feeding her baby, does that do any effection on a baby or not, also if yes how bad it can be?



Thank you for your help Dr.Santosh
Mon, 9 Mar 2015
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Yes it definitely has n effect on the baby. It doesn't matter wether u r a light or heavy smoker.
so its better u stop smoking for the child.
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