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how long does nicotine stay in your system when breast feeding

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If you stop smoking, it will take up to seven days.


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After doing some research on nicotine in breast milk. Generally nicotine takes 4-7 days to get out of ones system. Now after some research that has been done on nicotine and breastfeeding Moms... It is known that nicotine levels in breast milk usually peak 30 to 60 minutes after the last cigarette is smoked. Waiting at least one to two hours after smoking a cigarette before you breastfeed would be best for the baby.

Studies do indicate even though it is a risk to smoke while breastfeeding, the good effects breast milk brings to baby can out weight the nicotine effects. So if you are smoking.. (which you wouldn't be the first Mom to smoke while breastfeeding) cutting back, putting more space between smoking and when you feed baby...

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