You CAN breastfeed, even if you smoke or take medications.

Many medications are considered safe to use while breastfeeding, but not all. Your healthcare provider can help determine if your medications or habits are safe for breastfeeding. Second hand smoke can increase your baby’s risks for many health problems, and chemicals in cigarettes do pass through breast milk. If you are going to smoke, it is still better to breastfeed than not to breastfeed. Talk to you doctor about quitting aids and available resources.