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i caved & smoked 10 hits of marijuana yesterday. i don't plan on doing it again, should i continue to breastfeed my 1 month old? or formula?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Formula: Your smoking marijuana exposes your baby's developing brain to a toxin. Thc is stored in your fat, and your breast milk is high in fat. If you smoke marijuana and breast feed, you're serving your baby the drug also. If you're going to smoke marijuana instead of protect your baby, at least provide formula feeds instead of breast milk. Please tell your pediatrician about these issues, too.

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