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A 19-year-old male asked:

can breastfeeding moms smoke synthetic marijuana?

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Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
No!: If you want to breastfeed, you need to stay off all drugs and medications, unless approved by the pediatrician. Almost everything that you take into your body appears, to some degree, in your breast milk.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No! Not safe!: Any drug you smoke or otherwise ingest, will end up in your breast milk and also your baby. Synthetic marijuana ("spice") contains mixtures of undefined plant material that produces psychoactive effects that are similar to, or stronger than, marijuana. Not safe for you, and definitely not for a baby with growing brain. http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/spice-synthetic-marijuana.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 13 years experience
NO: Synthetic marijuana ("spice") has been made illegal in many states - smoking it results in significant lung injury and even death. I you are not only endangering yourself - but your unborn child as well.

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Can I drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: In general, it is best not to consume alcohol while breastfeeding as alcohol can get into your bloodstream and then into your breastmilk. That being said, the alcohol does not stay there indefinitely. If you care to consume alcohol, a reasonable alternative would be to feed with expressed breastmilk and "pump and dump" the milk that you make for a couple of hours after drinking to be cautious.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Is it okay for me to diet and lose 10 kg if I am breastfeeding a 10-month-old baby?

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Dr. Jennifer Frank
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Yes but...You need to make sure you are still getting plenty of calories. I'd recommend doing the common sense things - eating healthy foods, exercising, but not going crazy with calorie restriction.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the health differences between bottle feeding and breast feeding?

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Breast fed is best: For many many reasons! www.Lalecheleague.Org/nb/nbbenefits.Html has a great explanation. On the other hand bottle feeding is ok and you shouldn't fee lguilty if you are unable to breast feed.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can I exercise and lift weights if I am breastfeeding?

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Dr. Jennifer Frank
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Breastfeeding shouldn't inhibit you from exercising or lifting weights.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can I exercise outdoors in the heat while breast feeding?

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Dr. Jennifer Frank
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Just make sure to stay well hydrated. You'll need extra calories and extra fluids while breastfeeding.

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