Wow K.! You must have a lot of guts to put that on a website like this. So, my question is, why wouldn't you be selfless enough for the little life you've created? Your baby has no means of escaping your smoking. Yes, for the respiratory problems your child will end up having, breastfeeding may be your child's best defense. My mother-in-law smokes and did with all three of her children. They all have asthma as adults and have had problems their entire lives. I am an ex-smoker as well. I smoked for fifteen years but the benefit for the little being inside me far outweighed the small sacrafice I had to make. I nursed after my child was born and therefore, didn't choose to smoke again. My daughter needs me and will need me in her life in the future as well. So, yes, I'm telling you all the things you already know but having been there and as a voice for your little person I will say what others are too polite to-
stop being so selfish and -QUIT SMOKING!