Quitting smoking is not easy for many people, but there are cases where you have no choice, like you have a disease or are pregnant. Many women find it very hard to quit, and although many do during pregnancy, they give birth return to snuff without realizing it is harmful to the baby if you’re going to breastfeed.
Many studies have shown repeatedly that smoking while breastfeeding greatly influences feeding and sleeping babies. In fact, it was confirmed that women who smoke breastfeed for less time than non-smokers, despite the recommendation of pediatricians to ensure that breastfeeding is for at least 6 months.
Smoking more than ten cigarettes a day greatly affects the whole process of breastfeeding, mainly because milk production decreases and its composition is altered, losing nutrients and having a less pleasant taste.
Due to the above, the babies cry more during infancy and have more cramps. We are also influences the baby’s sleep, which is altered and its quality is much worse, which gives the mother more stress, chance of depression and a much lower quality of life.
If this is your case and you are considering going back to smoking while you breastfeed your child, forget it, are just a few months and is very clear that the most important thing is that the child may have a quality of life as it should be to their age and to sleep and eat in peace, something that will do if your main interest is to smoke even if it means the baby passes through a bad time during the period of lactation.