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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

Smoking can lower milk production and decrease fat content.

______ True    ______ False

Summary Introduction

To explain: Whether the statement, “Smoking can lower milk production and decrease fat content” is true or false.

Introduction: Breast feeding is an important phase in the life of both the mother and the infant. Breast milk provides the necessary nutrients, immunological functions and psychological support to the growing infant in his early stages of development. It also has several benefits to the mother like burning of the calories gained during pregnancy and also relaxation of the body by the release of oxytocin hormone. The diet or other stuffs taken during pregnancy or after birth of baby also affects the baby nourishments and development.

Explanation

Women who are habituated to smoking are less likely to breastfeed than nonsmokers. In case of smoking mothers, it is reported that the milk output is lower than nonsmokers. There are various studies which provide evidence that in case of sm...

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