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does marijuana effect breast milk?

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kosmoes

Asked by kosmoes at 9:32 PM on Sep. 18, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Umm.. yeah. Anything that goes in.. comes out. Whether it be caffine, nicotine, or narcotics.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:36 PM on Sep. 18, 2008

  • YES
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:37 PM on Sep. 18, 2008

  • yes
    SophiasMommie9

    Answer by SophiasMommie9 at 9:37 PM on Sep. 18, 2008

  • marijuana has over 10 times more carcinogens than cigarette smoke
    SophiasMommie9

    Answer by SophiasMommie9 at 9:38 PM on Sep. 18, 2008

  • The passage of THC into breast milk has not been extensively studied. A study by Perez-Reyes and Wall in 1982 suggested that THC is excreted into human breast milk in moderate amounts.8 Based on their findings, 0.8% of the weight-adjusted maternal intake of one joint would be ingested by an infant in one feeding7 (ie, the baby would receive 0.8% of its mother’s dose/kg). In heavy users, the milk-to-plasma ratio (ie, levels in milk vs levels in maternal blood) was as high as 8:1.8 Animal studies suggest that marijuana can decrease the amount of milk produced by suppressing prolactin production and possibly through a direct effect on the mammary glands. There are no human data to corroborate these observations.
    bassyentihw

    Answer by bassyentihw at 9:40 PM on Sep. 18, 2008

  • http://www.kellymom.com/health/lifestyle/marijuana.html
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:41 PM on Sep. 18, 2008

  • YES! YES! what ever you put into your body goes to your breast milk, you don't just have to eat or drick it. Even what you smoke goes to the breast milk. And pot can cause long term negative side effects in the baby. I hope you or if not you, maybe someone know is not taking such a dangerous risk.
    raenad

    Answer by raenad at 9:42 PM on Sep. 18, 2008

  • Well yes it does but it hasn't been proven to have a serious effect.

    In fact here is a helpful link :

    http://www.kellymom.com/health/lifestyle/marijuana.html

    Last line reads - "Long-term effects of marijuana exposure through breastmilk are unknown. "

    I definately would not judge...been there done that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:48 PM on Sep. 18, 2008

  • If someone wants to get their baby high, there's a way! :(
    wickdprincess

    Answer by wickdprincess at 10:11 PM on Sep. 18, 2008

  • It does not "effect" breastmilk but YES it DOES "AFFECT" breastmilk...

    Of course there are no studies to prove so...Marijuana is an illegal substance. No corporation could get a grant to do such a study. Even if it were TERRIFIC for the baby's health, it is still illegal and you risk losing your kids because you use it. There is no way in hell that I would risk losing my child just because of a bad habbit that I have.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:11 PM on Sep. 18, 2008

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