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How long do you wait to breastfeed after smoking marijuana 24 hours ago?

How long do you wait to breastfeed after smoking marijuana 24 hours ago?

Limited data: The effectsof breast feeding by marijuana users is not conclusive. Small amounts of metabolites are excreted available to the baby. Since marijuana metabolites are stored in fat, the duration of the availability in the breast milk is relatively unknown. If you were prescribed marijuana, the prescribing physician may have better answers for you. Otherwise, it's likely not worth the risk to smoke ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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How long would I have to wait to breastfeed again after smoking thc?

How long would I have to wait to breastfeed again after smoking thc?

Forever!: Really! Cone on, thc has mind altering effects and do you really want to impose this on your child. Please no! By the way thc stays in your hair root for months thereafter. ...Read more

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How long would I have to wait to breastfeed again after smoking THC may I please have an a specific answer either days or months?

How long would I have to wait to breastfeed again after smoking THC may I please have an a specific answer either days or months?

THC and breast milk: It's very hard to answer you specifically, because thc is stored in your body fat. The breast and breast milk are highly made of fat, so your baby will receive thc through you. The length of time thc remains detectible in your system depends on how frequently you use this substance -- the longest being 90 days or 3 months. I don't know any physicians who recommend exposing an infant to this. ...Read more

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Can I still breast feed if I smoke cigeretts? How long should I wait to breast feed?

Can I still breast feed if I smoke cigeretts? How long should I wait to breast feed?

Don't smoke at all: The nicotine you crave will readily pass through the bm as it forms & on to baby when fed. The half life of nicotine in baby can exceed 18 hours, meaning it will build up & effect babies brain causing irritability & may interfere with growth. Even if bottle fed the smell on your hair will increase babies crib death risk, double or triple respiratory illnesses. You have a choice, baby needs one too. ...Read more

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Smoking cigarettes while breastfeeding? Breastfeeding once per day. Because I want to quit breastfeeding I have to work.

Smoking cigarettes while breastfeeding? Breastfeeding once per day. Because I want to quit breastfeeding I have to work.

Quit smoking: Breastfeeding smokers have decreased milk production & set stage for a higher risk of crib death. During the exposed periods the child will have 2 or more times the respiratory and ear infections. ...Read more

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11 weeks post pardom and breastfeeding and bottle feeding. Smoking 3 cigarettes a day. How much damage am I doing : (?

11 weeks post pardom and breastfeeding and bottle feeding. Smoking 3 cigarettes a day. How much damage am I doing : (?

Good and bad: The breast milk is doing your baby so much good! She is getting antibodies to protect from infection and special fatty acids that help her brain grow! BUT, your question I believe refers to the damage from cigarette smoke. You are doing lots of damage to yourself AND your baby (whether your breastfeed or not) by continuing to smoke. You know cutting back then quitting is the right thing to do ...Read more

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My friend told me that her boyfriend tells her it is ok to smoke meth and breastfeed their baby. How long after smoking meth will it stay in your breast milk?

My friend told me that her boyfriend tells her it is ok to smoke meth and breastfeed their baby. How long after smoking meth will it stay in your breast milk?

BAD IDEA: Meth will be in breast milk for at least a day or two after smoking. This is just one of many reasons not to smoke meth. I am very worried about the health and safety of your friend and her baby if her bf is telling her this. ...Read more

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I hadn't smoke in 10 months, I have a 2 week old and I smoked 2 cigarettes and I breastfeed what impact will it have on my baby?

I hadn't smoke in 10 months, I have a 2 week old and I smoked 2 cigarettes and I breastfeed what impact will it have on my baby?

Smoking: Smoking has very negative effects on a child. It is best to eliminate it altogether rather then trying to determine the risk. ...Read more

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If my boyfriend were to stop smoking cigarettes, weed, cigars, anything like that, how long would we have to wait to start trying to conceive?

If my boyfriend were to stop smoking cigarettes, weed, cigars, anything like that, how long would we have to wait to start trying to conceive?

3 to 6 months: Marijuana and its' active chemical THC hangs around in the body and can be tested for via the human hair for past use. THC has been known to cause genetic changes in any pregnancy. The REAL question should be is this "gentleman" potentially good father material given his propensity for unhealthy behaviors. ...Read more

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Smoking meth n breastfeeding? How long should someone wait till they can resum breastfeeding?

Smoking meth n breastfeeding? How long should someone wait till they can resum breastfeeding?

Time for a choise: Either quit & raise the baby or drop it off at a "safe" location & let it go into foster care. There is no way to avoid dosing baby with your meth. Breast milk is made continuously & remains tainted by any use. Get help/clean up and you could raise baby but as a user you have chosen a path that won't work with being a mother. I'm sure you have mixed feelings, but users use & parents don't ...Read more

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What long and short term effects of smoking cigarettes are there?

What long and short term effects of smoking cigarettes are there?

count the ways: Nicotine paralizes cilia in lung causes more serious infections, cough, gross phlegm. Co weakens you and has the same effect as anemia. The smoke destroys the lung leading to emphesema. Your skin gets coarse and premature aging. Teeth/fingers get yellow. You smell gross. Oh yes, cancer of lungs, mouth, stomach and other organs. Also, anxiety, depression. But it might look cool. ...Read more

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Please list all the short and long term effects of smoking cigarettes?

Please list all the short and long term effects of smoking cigarettes?

Nothing good: Short term: wheezing, constant coughing, high blood presure, mouth odor, lack of taste sensation, difficuly smelling things, stained teeth & fingers
long term: copd, emphysema, oral cancer, lung cancer, stroke, heart failure, heart disease, and many things we don't even know about. ...Read more

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How long could the presence of cotinine be detected in the blood, after smoking 10 cigarettes in 1 day?

How long could the presence of cotinine be detected in the blood, after smoking 10 cigarettes in 1 day?

Urine, not blood: Is what is usually measured, because it persists in urine far longer than in blood, and blood is harder to get (and the technology of detecting it is somewhat trickier, I understand). It persists in urine for about 2-3 days at most, and in lighter smokers or occasional smokers may be gone even within 24 hours. ...Read more

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How long will continine remain in system after not smoking for 10 days? Previously cut down to 2-4 cigarettes a day for 2 weeks from 1/2 pack daily.

1 week: Cotinine has a half life of 20 hours. After 1 week it is gone from your system. If you stopped smoking for 10 days your cotinine should be negative in urine. ...Read more

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I use to smoke 6 cigarettes a day for almost 15 years. For the past 2 months I have stopped smoking. Will I pass the test? If not. How long does it tak

I use to smoke 6 cigarettes a day for almost 15 years. For the past 2 months I have stopped smoking. Will I pass the test? If not. How long does it tak

Smoking: Congratulations on quit smoking.
What test you talking about? . It depends upon what damage was caused in the lungs by smoking. If no permanent change happened you should be okay, If had emphysematous changes they are irreversible, still it is good to avoid the toxins/smoking to prevent further damage. ...Read more

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How long before you can get cancer when you start smoking cigarettes?

How long before you can get cancer when you start smoking cigarettes?

Depends: It depends on many factors, but from the practical standpoint, who cares? The important things are: if you don't smoke (or use any tobacco product), never start. If you do, stop right away. It is never too late. Work hard at it. Don't give someone your hard earned money so you can get sick later. ...Read more

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For how long you have to smoke elctronic cigarettes in order to quit smoking?

For how long you have to smoke elctronic cigarettes in order to quit smoking?

One day: Just don't start smoking again and you have quit. Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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Can the long term of smoking cigarettes cause an imbalance of the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine?

Can the long term of smoking cigarettes cause an imbalance of the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine?

Avoid cigarettes: Tobacco smoking causes so many dangerous effects on the body, that it is only its extreme addictive properties that keep sensible people to still smoke. It certainly could affect the neurosensory pathways that include acetylcholine. Good time to stop this seriously dangerous activity (smoking). ...Read more

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For an insurance discount blood test how long will it take to get cigarette smoking to not show on test? I smoke @3 cigarettes/day.

For an insurance discount blood test how long will it take to get cigarette smoking to not show on test? I smoke @3 cigarettes/day.

1 week: You need to stop smoking as this is never a good choice. But for practical purposes you need to remain 1 week at minimum without smoking. ...Read more

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How long after quitting smoking cigarettes will I notice a difference in peripheral nerves?

How long after quitting smoking cigarettes will I notice a difference in peripheral nerves?

Unclear: Smoking is not related to peripheral nerve injury. Blood vessel constriction can occur causing pain and discoloration of the hands and fingers and improves with smoking cessation. True peripheral neuropathy is not related to tobacco abuse and other causes should be investigated ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for erections to come back after you quit smoking? I smoke around 5 cigarettes a day and have been smoking for 2 years

How long does it usually take for erections to come back after you quit smoking? I smoke around 5 cigarettes a day and have been smoking for 2 years

May not be related: This may not be related. You need to talk with your physician and get an evaluation. The exact cause of this may not be related to smoking, but your long-term health is benefited by your stopping the smoking. ...Read more

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Can smoking cigarettes decrease a mans penis size? And if so, how long would it take for one to see the effects?

Can smoking cigarettes decrease a mans penis size? And if so, how long would it take for one to see the effects?

Not directly, but.: Having an erection is a vascular phenomenon, and cigarettes cause vascular disease, so the vascular disease stemming from cigarette smoking would eventually affect your ability to have an erection. Is that worth it? Hopefully you're more likely to not smoke now. ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy when smoking cigarettes? I've been smoking a long time and this just started! I've even passed out from it.

Why do I get dizzy when smoking cigarettes? I've been smoking a long time and this just started! I've even passed out from it.

Clogged arteries: Toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke can clog arteries (atherosclerosis). Nicotine can further narrow the arteries by causing muscle around the arteries to go in to spasm. If it affects the arteries supplying blood to the brain, one can experience these symptoms. Stop smoking and seek medical help. ...Read more

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What is the side effects of Nicotine Gum? And For how long I can use it? It is better than smoking cigarettes?

What is the side effects of Nicotine Gum? And For how long I can use it? It is better than smoking cigarettes?

Nicotine gum: Is better than cigarettes but not by much. If you keep using it you will keep ingesting nicotine. Please consider finding a support group at a local hospital to help you stop smoking completely. Set a target date to stop, chew gum, drink water, to satisfy oral cravings. Please see your doctor for support. You can do it and will be glad that you did. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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9 days w/o cigarettes after 14 yrs of smoking, chest tight & short of breath for 6 days. How long will this keep up for approx? What will help?

9 days w/o cigarettes after 14 yrs of smoking, chest tight & short of breath for 6 days. How long will this keep up for approx? What will help?

Withdrawal: At your young age I would expect that symptoms of chest tightness and shortness of breath are not due to heart or lung problems but are due to tension and anxiety as part of withdrawal from nicotine. If you aren't seeing any improvement I recommend stress management therapy and possibly short term use of antianxiety medication. Discuss this with your physician but don't resume smoking. ...Read more

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How long after getting wisdom teeth removed is smoking cigarettes okay?

How long after getting wisdom teeth removed is smoking cigarettes okay?

Week: After a week, healing should not be affected. You can maximize your results by evaluation and treatment by oral surgeon. ...Read more