A photo of an unidentified woman breastfeeding her baby while smoking marijuana has left many people shocked after it went viral.
The unknown woman could be seen sitting on a chair with wrapped marijuana in her hands and smokes puffing out of her nose.
The baby could be seen on her arms sucking breast while the mother continues to smoke.
According to WomensMentalHealth, smoking while breastfeeding could cause a danger to the baby.
“Smoke during and after pregnancy despite the known potential harm to their own health and to their child’s health. These health threats remain after the child’s birth as the baby is exposed to nicotine and other toxins in both ambient air and breast milk.
“Studies indicate that smoking more than 10 cigarettes per day decreases milk production and alters milk composition. Furthermore, mothers who smoke are more likely to think that their milk supply is inadequate and are less motivated to breastfeed. Finally, breastfed babies whose mothers smoke more than 5 cigarettes daily exhibit behaviors (e.g. colic and crying) that may promote early weaning.”
M. Pia Rogines Velo Sardi, MD PhD wrote in an article on WomensMentalHealth.
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