Nicotine during pregnancy could lead to fussy newborn

Almost every woman knows that quitting smoking is one of the best things she can do for her unborn child. And now, a popular smoking-cessation aid has come under scrutiny.

According to a study initially reported in the medical journal Pediatrics, women who use nicotine during pregnancy are more likely to have babies that suffer from colic. Nicotine patches pose that risk as well.

Nicotine replacement therapy is still safer than a woman who continues to smoke while pregnant, experts caution. But, the findings of a recent study warrant more research on the link between colic and the replacement therapy.

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