We can’t believe Leah would smoke a cigarette directly next to her twin girls, especially when Ali already suffers from health issues! Do you think she should stop smoking ASAP?
There’s no doubt that Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer is a good mother — she’s given up a lot recently to make sure her 19-month-old twin daughters, Aleeah and Aliannah, live a happy life. But seriously, why would she ever put her babies’ health at risk by smoking cigarettes RIGHT next to them? It just NOT ok!
“Babies exposed to second hand smoke after birth are more likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and are at greater risk for asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, ear infections and respiratory infections,” Dr. Tara A. Solomon tells HollyBaby.com.
To make matters worse, one of Leah’s daughters, Aliannah, suffers from development issues and struggles with her eye sight and leg and arm movements. Smoking could cause her even more health problems in the future!
“Smoking is an unhealthy habit for parents and their kids,” Ari Brown, MD, author of the Expecting 411 series tells HollyBaby.com. “Unless you smoke outside your house, then come back inside and change clothes before picking up your little one, your child is breathing your second hand smoke.”
“Children whose parents smoke are also more likely to wheeze or have asthma,” Dr. Brown adds. “There’s also research that shows babies of smoking parents experience more colic, sleep less, and have a greater risk of obesity. If you can’t stop for your own health, do it for your child!”
Leah, make sure your baby girls are safe! They shouldn’t be surrounded by family members who smoke!
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