Smoking - Breastfeeding or Formula
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|Thu, 11-03-2011 - 5:34pm|
The board is slow, so I went back looking thru the archives today. One of the first posts was:"Starting a new thread re:smoking and BF"
The previous CL - cl-sunny-side.up- had some strong thoughts on smoking, such as:
"Yes, those "militant" bf'ers like LLL are for breastfeeding no matter WHAT the risk. And yet, even THEY claim there is a risk......but one they are willing to make with YOUR child. THEY are taking that risk by encouraging breastfeeding while smoking. Not everything is worth the risk to breastfeed. Give me a break. I think it's pretty pathetic that such an organization would profoundly encourage such a practice. "
I know some feel that they can simply smoke away from their child, but I wonder if that makes enough difference?
My son and his girlfriend both smoke. But they never smoke inside their home, they always go outside. I went to babysit the other evening, and they did not smoke around me at any time.
But still I came home with my clothing and hair reeking of smoke. I am thinking about little ones, and their tiny lungs, breathing in that smoke?
Some experts say that it is better to BF if you must smoke, do you think it is enough?