Can You Vape While Breastfeeding?

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By Krystal Duhaney | Updated on Dec 3, 2023
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It's generally advised to avoid or minimize your exposure to vaping products1  while breastfeeding. 

Vaping involves inhaling and exhaling aerosols that may contain harmful chemicals and substances. While research on the effects of vaping during breastfeeding is limited, it's important to consider the potential risks to both you and your baby.

The chemicals present in vaping products can potentially be transferred to breast milk and ingested by your baby. Nicotine, which is commonly found in vaping liquids, can have negative effects on infant development, including potential impacts on brain development and increased risk of respiratory issues. Additionally, the long-term effects of other vaping chemicals on infants aren’t fully understood.

It’s also important to know that vaping and using other tobacco products can potentially decrease your milk supply

To ensure the health and safety of your baby, it's recommended to avoid vaping while breastfeeding. If you're struggling with nicotine addiction, it's best to seek support from healthcare professionals2  who can provide guidance and help you find safer alternatives to quit vaping. Remember, prioritizing the well-being of both you and your little one is extremely important, so do your best to make informed choices that promote a healthy environment for breastfeeding.

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  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention"Tobacco and E-Cigarettes"https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-special-circumstances/vaccinations-medications-drugs/tobacco-and-e-cigarettes.html.

  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention"How to Quit Smoking"https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/quit-smoking/index.html.


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Can You Vape While Breastfeeding?

 Krystal Duhaney Profile Photo
By Krystal Duhaney | Updated on Dec 3, 2023
Image for article Can You Vape While Breastfeeding?

It's generally advised to avoid or minimize your exposure to vaping products1  while breastfeeding. 

Vaping involves inhaling and exhaling aerosols that may contain harmful chemicals and substances. While research on the effects of vaping during breastfeeding is limited, it's important to consider the potential risks to both you and your baby.

The chemicals present in vaping products can potentially be transferred to breast milk and ingested by your baby. Nicotine, which is commonly found in vaping liquids, can have negative effects on infant development, including potential impacts on brain development and increased risk of respiratory issues. Additionally, the long-term effects of other vaping chemicals on infants aren’t fully understood.

It’s also important to know that vaping and using other tobacco products can potentially decrease your milk supply

To ensure the health and safety of your baby, it's recommended to avoid vaping while breastfeeding. If you're struggling with nicotine addiction, it's best to seek support from healthcare professionals2  who can provide guidance and help you find safer alternatives to quit vaping. Remember, prioritizing the well-being of both you and your little one is extremely important, so do your best to make informed choices that promote a healthy environment for breastfeeding.

Pregnant woman holding her stomach on a bed with a plant in the background

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  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention"Tobacco and E-Cigarettes"https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-special-circumstances/vaccinations-medications-drugs/tobacco-and-e-cigarettes.html.

  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention"How to Quit Smoking"https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/quit-smoking/index.html.


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