Here's what happens to your baby when you breastfeed:
Secondhand smoke is a mixture of smoke coming from the burning tips of cigarettes, pipes and cigars, and smoke exhaled by smokers. Nonsmokers who are around secondhand smoke breathe in the chemicals from the tobacco smoke.
On average, children are exposed to more secondhand smoke than nonsmoking adults.
The only way to protect your family from secondhand smoke is to live in 100 percent smoke-free environments. You can help protect your family.
If any adult in your home smokes and is not ready to quit, only allow smoking outside.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, sixth edition, preg-ahc-90026, ISBN 1-931876-25-8
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Quitting may be difficult, but it isn't impossible. To get help quitting, talk with a member of your health care team.
Quit to Live Well is for anyone who wants to quit tobacco, whether you have tried to quit before or if this is your first attempt.