i hav a friend whose breastfeeding her kid & does coke often. i tried 2 talk 2 her about it, but she wont listen 2 me...does it actually get in ur breast milk & pass 2 the baby? she claims it doesnt. just curiousAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:55 PM on Sep. 29, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by pookipoo at 1:57 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
Answer by landons.mama at 2:00 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
It does. and if talking to your friend isnt enough for her to take heed and stop, then you should probably take action. I'm sure you love your friend, but getting her help will save her and the babies life. You've be doing them both an unmatchable favor.
Answer by sugahmamma at 2:01 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
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Answer by Owl_Feather at 2:24 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
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Answer by Krysta622 at 2:50 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
Cocaine used during breastfeeding is never safe in any amount. Women who use cocaine regularly should not breastfeed, as it would be almost impossible to avoid infant exposure. Cocaine readily passes into breast milk and appears to be readily absorbed from an infant's intestinal tract. Infant cocaine exposure is related to increased (dangerous) heart rate, increased blood pressure, extreme irritability, agitation, increased startle reflex, choking and vomiting. The metabolites of cocaine are slowly metabolized and a breastfed infant`s urine can test positive for cocaine for days after exposure. In fact, cocaine levels in the maternal milk can be eight times as high as the level of cocaine in the mother's blood. This is because cocaine is highly soluable in fat.
Call CPS asap for the baby's sake.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:52 PM on Sep. 29, 2009
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