Smokers Suckle Their Wife Who Is Breastfeeding?
Good morning, I want to ask if I am breastfeeding, my husband is a smoker and my husband is breastfeeding me, but only once. Is it dangerous for the baby if it is given to me who has already been sucked by my duami?
Breast milk is the best food for babies aged 0-6 months and is followed by supplementary feeding with breast milk starting at 6 months of age. You can still give breast milk as usual, but make sure you have cleaned your breasts with soap until they are clean.
What needs to be considered is your husband's smoking habits. Cigarette smoke is not only dangerous for active smokers but can also harm those around them who are exposed to smoke. Especially for babies whose bodies are more vulnerable than adults, cigarette smoke can be dangerous for babies. Babies who are exposed to cigarette smoke are at high risk of developing allergies, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, meningitis, eye irritation, ear infections, thus increasing the risk of sudden death syndrome.
It is best for your husband to start thinking about quitting smoking as soon as possible, for your baby, for you, and for himself. If you smoke, try to smoke far outside the house, and after entering the house, make sure to change clothes, wash your hands, wash your face, and take a shower before touching the baby.
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Thank you and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y