You CAN provide your milk to your baby, even if you smoke or take medications.

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