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Nicotine While Pregnant Increases Colic

February 7, 2013

While it may help a person quit smoking, a nicotine patch still puts nicotine into the body. This is a reality that some expectant mothers forget.

A study of over 46,000 infants found that infants born to mothers who smoked during their pregnancy or used a form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) had a greater risk of infantile colic.   Interestingly enough, infants of mothers who smoked were 30% more likely to experience colic. Infants of mothers who used a NRT experienced a 60% greater chance of infantile colic.

While this study confirms earlier research, it does not exhaust other potential adverse effects that smoking and nicotine could have on infants.

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One Response to “ Nicotine While Pregnant Increases Colic ”

  1. Dr. Allen Conrad, BS, DC, CSCS on February 10, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Good article about the dangers of nicotene, and it has also been mentioned before that smoking during pregnancy can leadto low birth weight. To be safe, dont smoke during pregnancy

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