Smoking and Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding and cigarette smokeNicotine passes rapidly into your breast milk and affects how much milk you have. Nicotine in breast milk and passive smoking can give your baby chest infections, vomiting, diarrhoea and irritability. Avoid smoking for half an hour before you breastfeed.
How long should I wait to breastfeed after smoking?
How much nicotine does a baby get from breast milk?
Taking into account the body weight of each infant, the estimated dose of nicotine delivered to the infants increased significantly from 127.1 59.8 ng/kg during the nonsmoking test session to 548.9 233.0 ng/kg during the test session in which the mothers had smoked recently (P = .