One cigarette

Before anything else- I am aware of all the risks and all the negative effects of smoking.

I quit cigarettes the day I found out I was pregnant. Now my baby girl is 1 month old, healthy and developing well.

I breastfeed her and lately I’ve started smoking again. One cigarette a day. It’s been 3 days of this and of course I’m guilty and wish I never smoked again, but I’m an addict and I can’t help myself.

I just want someone to tell me this is not the worst thing to do. I pump beforehand and take every precaution possible to minimize the effects of third hand smoke. I wait at least 4-5hrs before breastfeeding her again.

Some supportive words might go a long way here.