Prevention of postpartum smoking relapse in mothers of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit

@inproceedings{Phillips2012PreventionOP,
  title={Prevention of postpartum smoking relapse in mothers of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit},
  author={Raylene M Phillips and Thurman A Merritt and Mitchell R Goldstein and Douglas D. Deming and Laurel Slater and Danilyn M Angeles},
  booktitle={Journal of Perinatology},
  year={2012}
}
Objective:Approximately 40% of women who smoke tobacco quit smoking during pregnancy, yet up to 85% relapse after delivery. Those who resume smoking often do so by 2 to 8 weeks postpartum. Smoking mothers are more than twice as likely to quit breastfeeding by 10 weeks postpartum. The hospitalization of a newborn, while stressful, is an opportunity to emphasize the importance of a smoke-free environment for babies. Supporting maternal-infant bonding may reduce maternal stress and motivate… CONTINUE READING
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