Cindy - posted on 01/10/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
I have a grandson who is just over 4 months old. His mother says she only breastfeeds him and sends a bottle of pumped milk along with him for his feeding. He throws up the milk each time I burp him and is awfully small still even tho he weighed 8# at birth and when I give my grandson a bottle of formula he takes it as tho he is starving and keeps it down. I breastfed both my sons for close to a year and my boys are good strong strapping young men. My concern is that the mother smokes ALOT!! I feel that if a mother chooses to smoke that is her addiction not the childs and the child should not be subjected to the mothers smoke in anyway shape or form. Nicotine is a drug and I am concerned that we now know that there are consequences for drinking excessively (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) but we don't know the effects of smoking on infants, other than low birth weight. I don't want my Grandson to pay for his mothers drug addiction, just because cigarettes are legal. Does anyone know of any studies or information from Doctors that addresses this injustice to infants?