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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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I want to quit breastfeeding because I have to work, &and i will start to. Smoke again while working i know, but can I still feed baby at night ?

I want to quit breastfeeding because I have to work, &and i will start to. Smoke again while working i know, but can I still feed baby at night ?

Sure: I would suggest to use breast pump in the morning, refrigerate, and use during the daytime beside the direct breastfeeding at night. That way, breast milk will not dry up too soon. ...Read more

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My son is 6 weeks & 4 days old, He's Bottle fed since birth. Im now taking interest in breastfeeding him but I smoke. Since I smoke is it harmful?

My son is 6 weeks & 4 days old, He's Bottle fed since birth. Im now taking interest in breastfeeding him but I smoke. Since I smoke is it harmful?

No, it's not harmful: Breastfeeding is helpful in preventing respiratory illnesses in babies who live in homes where there is smoking. Try to smoke as little as possible, which is good for you and your baby. Also try to not smoke in the same room as the baby. It might be difficult to start breastfeeding at 6 weeks. A lactation consultant might be helpful in getting your baby to latch and increasing your milk supply ...Read more

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Had a baby 3 weeks ago. Smoked some pot today. When is it safe to continue breastfeeding ?

Had a baby 3 weeks ago. Smoked some pot today. When is it safe to continue breastfeeding ?

Unknown: the active ingredient in marijuana is lipophilic, so it stores in the fat tissues and releases at times. I am going to assume you smoke pot more than say once a month or so. I cannot recommend you smoke pot and breastfeed, so I cannot say with certainty that there is a safe time to breastfeed as long as you are smoking pot. ...Read more

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I was breastfeeding until I smoked marijuana for the first time. How long qill it tale for me to start breastfeeding again?

I was breastfeeding until I smoked marijuana for the first time. How long qill it tale for me to start breastfeeding again?

At least one month+: The drug in marijuana, THC, stays in the body a long time, 4-6 weeks. Babies who breastfeed from mothers who use marijuana may have THC in their urine. ...Read more

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I went to a party 2 days ago and smoked some pot how many days do I need to pump and dump before I can resume breastfeeding?????

I went to a party 2 days ago and smoked some pot how many days do I need to pump and dump before I can resume breastfeeding?????

Random?: If this was a 1 time random use of THC, continue to breast feed. If you are smoking daily consider another form of feeding. Keep your baby away from even the smoke. All the best. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding moms smoke synthetic marijuana?

Can breastfeeding moms smoke synthetic marijuana?

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. ...Read more

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Is there a way to safely smoke marijuana while breastfeeding?

Safe for whom ??: Cannabis is one of those drugs that produce problems for babies however they are exposed.It is transferred in breast milk & can produce sedation, weakness & poor feeding.It can drop milk production for mom. Long them head growth in baby is impaired but the effect on development is unknown. Smoking itself increases risk of crib death & frequency of infections. You give this up to be a mom. ...Read more

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I breastfeed and bottle feed but yesterday I smoked, how will it effect my baby if I were to breast feed her?

I breastfeed and bottle feed but yesterday I smoked, how will it effect my baby if I were to breast feed her?

SLight symptoms: She may be a bit jittery and may spit up a bit more, making her a bit more fussy from the nicotine exposure. That being said, breast is still the best food source for your child. Please try to decrease or stop smoking while nursing. Thanks for trying to feed your baby the best way. ...Read more

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I smoked marijuana last week and I'm breastfeeding, my baby had blood drawn today to check for illness will it show up in the test ?

I smoked marijuana last week and I'm breastfeeding, my baby had blood drawn today to check for illness will it show up in the test ?

Marijuana & nursing: Only if the baby's blood is tested for drugs will it test positive, but you are still exposing your child to dangerous drugs during a time when his or her brain is still developing which could have life long effects. ...Read more

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