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If you are a breast feeding mother who smokes, here is some information that may be helpful to you:

        Nicotine can decrease the amount of milk that you produce

·         Dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes may make their way into the breast milk.

·         Babies breast fed by mothers who smoke may have lower levels of certain vitamins, which are important for their health and development.

·         Breast milk that contains nicotine doesn't taste as good - babies may fuss or become irritable during feeding, or even reject the breast all together.


 Government of Yukon 2011 

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