Ashley - posted on 01/20/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )
my pregnant friend is planning to breast feed. and was talking to another pregnant friend who currently smokes but is trying to quit so she will be able to breast feed. well the first friend told the friend that smokes that it is healthier for the baby to smoke and breastfeed then it is to give formula. This is something i do not agree with and i what to make sure that im not the only one. why would u continue to pump nicotine into an infant for how ever long u are BFing for. if u are going to smoke i would rather give formula then to subject them to the nicotine , with formula u would know they are getting the nutrients they need. I breastfed for six months then switched to formula due to lowering supply, so i dont favor one to the other i think both are great which ever method of feeding a woman chooses is great, but not good if u continue to smoke.
anyways thanks for reading and leave ur opinions please i would like to share them with my friends :)