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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. Thomas Fiala
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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 :( 









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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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