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Research has shown that the nicotine in Nicorette Gum (nicotine gum) does pass through breast milk and may increase the risk for problems in a breastfed infant. Some of these problems may include vomiting, excessive crying, and difficulty feeding. However, for nursing women, it's generally considered safer to use Nicorette Gum than to smoke cigarettes. Talk to your doctor about your options for quitting smoking.
Can Breastfeeding Women Use Nicorette Gum?Nicorette® Gum (nicotine gum) passes through human breast milk. However, using this gum may be safer than smoking while nursing. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding, talk with your healthcare provider before using Nicorette Gum.
- Excessive or abnormal crying
- Difficulty feeding
- Anything else that just does not seem right.