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pediatrician - Dr. Victоr Аbdоw
Rоckville, МD, USА.


It is allowed to the nursing mother to smoke and drink alcohol?


Smoking and alcohol have a negative impact not only on the health of the nursing mother, but also on the health of the baby. Nicotine helps reduce the duration of lactation and reduce the amount of milk produced. As a rule, mum-smokers' milk dries in the fifth or sixth month after childbirth, whereas the baby needs to receive mother's milk for at least one and a half years. In addition, the milk loses its useful properties for the baby, it reduces the amount of vitamins and nutrients needed for the baby. The same applies to the alcohol dependence. Alcohol adversely affects the heart and liver activity of the baby, and its nervous system. Children of mothers who abuse alcohol, lag far behind their peers in physical and mental development.


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