Mental health experts warn that breast feeding mothers who smoke are at risk of developing severe health complications that may lead to death.
They say such mothers also expose the breastfeeding babies to different complications and they are more likely to die before their first birthday.
A senior consultant psychiatrist at Butabika Hospital Dr. Julius Muron says the poisonous chemicals consumed by the mother go directly to the baby.
Dr. Muron notes that such babies are always malnourished, sickly and always have abdominal pains that may lead to their death.
He is now advising breasting mothers to strive to adopt health habits for the sake of ensuring normal lives for their babies.