Oh yeah, she is exclusively formula fed. SIL didn't even try to nurse.
I actually had a friend say once she was glad she smoked because she wouldn't have wanted to deliver a biger baby. and this was an educated, AP NFL sort of mama. mind bogeling.
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Anyway, all of the family made comments about what a petite baby she is and how her mom but just produce small babies. Whatever!!!!
The whole thing makes me so angry, however, I bite my tongue. : To be honest, even though I would love to give her a piece of my mind, it really is none of my business. I don't accept unsolicited parenting advice and I believe I shouldn't give out unsolicited advice either. JMHO
My mom smoked heavily when she was pregnant with me and my brother. We were both low birth weight babies. She also smoked throughout our entire childhood. He and I both have severe allergies which our ENT has linked with a great amount of certainty to the smoke exposure.
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FWIW, my mother smoked w/ my sis and I (38 & 36 years ago) and we were both 8 lbs + and no allergies or asthma. By the time she had my brother (32 years ago) she had quit. He was the only one of 6 kids w/ allergies and asthma. Isn't that weird.
unfortuneatly eliminating smoking will not elimate all the health problems we have today...theres just to many bad genes in the pool that we may never be a healthy society again.
This was in the 60's and early 70's though. She also drank a vodka and tonic (or two) every evening. I guess smoking and drinking were common during pregnancy then because people didn't know any better. But my mom was a nurse!
I don't think there is any excuse these days.
But yes, people should hopefully know better now. And to know it's causing problems and do it specifically for that reason is very sad.
I've known people in recent times who smoked through their pregnancies but they didn't want to - they had trouble stopping but cut back as much as they could. I haven't personally known any pregnant women who just didn't care.
My mom had five 8 lb+ babies and she smoked during all of hers (besides me)
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There are some things I just have no tolerance for, and that would be one of them.
Her tiny little five pound baby was born and the placenta came out BLACK. She was horrified and asked me, "what do you think caused that?" I just looked at her like DUH.
She would go outside to smoke so the baby didnt breath it (although shed take the naked baby outside with her no matter how cold) then go right inside and breastfeed her. Cuz nicotine couldnt possibly get into breastmilk, right? :
I understand how addictive smoking is, and try really hard not to judge pg women who are truly trying and might have a couple per day, and truly making an effort. BUt I have little tolerance for people that don't give a rat's arse and keep smoking regardless. Even worse are these stories I'm hearing that people smoke ON PURPOSE to have a small baby or whatnot!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!! How awful!!
It's just really sick and sad that someone would be that willingly ignorant about this issue.
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