It may affect breathing from smoking heart rate affect balance and coordination cause anxiety paranoia depression. Marijuana may pass into the breast milk. Smoking marijuana and breastfeeding. The duration of breastfeeding varied but the majority of infants were breastfeed for 3 months and received less than 16 fluid ounces of formula daily.
Ah, marijuana. Whether you love it or hate it, state governments across America are slowly legalizing it. And within the past couple of years, it has clearly become liked by many —including moms. But while this drug is widely used, there seems to be a growing concern about the safety of smoking weed while breastfeeding within the motherhood community. So, is it safe to use while a mother breastfeeds her baby?
Although generally considered a "harmless" or " soft drug ," there are risks associated with marijuana use. Parents need to be cautious about exposing their baby to marijuana smoke or to breastmilk if the mother has been consuming marijuana. Research has been studying the effects of marijuana and breastfeeding and the findings are very interesting.
A new mother in Oregon says she wants to breast-feed her baby even though she regularly smokes marijuana, but experts say they would be concerned about the risks of the drug to the baby's brain. The mother, Crystal Cain, said she is a medical-marijuana user who smoked the drug during her pregnancy to reduce anxiety and nausea, according to the Portland TV station KATU. Her baby was born 8 weeks premature, and Cain planned on breast-feeding the child because of the known benefits of breast-feeding.