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Marijuana while breastfeeding?

Poll Results: Do/did you smoke marijuana while breastfeeding?

 
  • 0% (5)
    Yes, but I pumped and dumped.
  • 6% (35)
    Yes, but my child was no longer an infant (over a year).
  • 26% (141)
    Yes, I don't see a problem with it at any age.
  • 66% (352)
    No, never.
533 Total Votes  
post #1 of 151
Thread Starter 
I don't know if people will answer this, so I made an anonymous poll. But I'm curious if anyone smokes marijuana while breastfeeding. Why or why not? (If you feel comfortable answering.) I've seen a bunch of threads about alcohol, but haven't seen one about smoking.
post #2 of 151
here we go again... lol

Tune in 20 pages later for acrimony and drama, right here on commercial-free MDC. It's a soap opera for people who only ever use Dr. Brommers.
post #3 of 151
Thread Starter 
Yeah, helps if you spell it right when entering it in the search engine. No wonder I never got any hits. No pun intended.
post #4 of 151
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Originally Posted by WNB View Post
here we go again... lol

Tune in 20 pages later for acrimony and drama, right here on commercial-free MDC. It's a soap opera for people who only ever use Dr. Brommers.
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post #5 of 151
I'm not convinced there's any physical reason that marijuana would be unsafe for pg or nursing moms. However, I wouldn't take any herb or drug while pg or nursing without good reason.

The main reason I would never smoke marijuana while pg or nursing is because its' currently illegal. I wouldn't take the legal risks- what would happen to my children if I were arrested? What if CPS swooped in because the baby tested positive for trace amounts of THC? Not worth the risk IMO.
post #6 of 151
I'm just too old now. At 35 and living in the burbs I'd have no idea where to even *get* any.

Also, DH has never, ever smoked - so it fell out of favor for me about the time I got married. But when nursing? I've never heard anything compelling against it (physically) I'd worry more about legality (getting busted obtaining it, etc.) I take very few risks like that.
post #7 of 151
I am an advocate for marijuana legalization and my motto is everything in moderation. I am in the burbs and wouldn't know where to get any even if I wanted it, like pp said, but I do not condemn it's use at all. My wish for mj in the US is for it to stop being a scapegoat in the inane drug war. I hope this stays civil
post #8 of 151
I haven't, but I would from a physical safety POV. I don't have access and the legalities are a concern, but yeah, I would if I had access and felt comfortable about the source and security and such.

I wouldn't when my baby was very tiny. I think at about four months I'd begin to be comfortable with it.
post #9 of 151
I've only smoked it a few times, and wasn't that incredibly impressed with it. I haven't smoked it since several months before I even conceived dd.
post #10 of 151
I am a huge advocater and supporter of the use of marijuana with proper use and am a frequent user while breastfeeding and all through pg. I'm researched the topic and have found few accurate studies. Many studies are inaccurate because the participants used additional drugs, and/or cigarettes, and/or lived in lifestyle which were not the best to be pregnant in. It's late and DH wants to go to bed so I'll cut this short and return tomorrow.
I just wanted to mention that pumping and dumping isn't going to help. THC is fat soluble and stored in the fat so it can be found in your system for days even weeks after use. Got to go, There is a MJ/Hemp tribe, please search and explore, people are a little more open there but we still worry about other judging us.

Goodnight
post #11 of 151
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Originally Posted by WNB View Post
here we go again... lol

Tune in 20 pages later for acrimony and drama, right here on commercial-free MDC. It's a soap opera for people who only ever use Dr. Brommers.
:
post #12 of 151
well, i don't smoke it because i don't enjoy the way it feels, but all that aside, i likely wouldn't anyway, just because i don't feel ok with intoxicating myself in anyway when i'm the one responsible for my kids (which is most of the time when you're bf). it might be a different story say, once they're in bed for the night and i'm sure they won't wake up, or if they're at grandma's for the afternoon, kwim? i'm no expert and i don't know why i felt the need to weigh in i must just love the sound of my own voice
post #13 of 151
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Originally Posted by stacey2061 View Post
well, i don't smoke it because i don't enjoy the way it feels, but all that aside, i likely wouldn't anyway, just because i don't feel ok with intoxicating myself in anyway when i'm the one responsible for my kids (which is most of the time when you're bf). it might be a different story say, once they're in bed for the night and i'm sure they won't wake up, or if they're at grandma's for the afternoon, kwim? i'm no expert and i don't know why i felt the need to weigh in i must just love the sound of my own voice
post #14 of 151
I've never done it and won't as long as its illegal and I have underage kids.

I'm so scared of getting caught and having my kids taken away. Perhaps I'm a little over scared but its my choice.
post #15 of 151
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Originally Posted by Chronic Chrissy View Post
I am a huge advocater and supporter of the use of marijuana with proper use and am a frequent user while breastfeeding and all through pg.
Goodnight


same here, momma.


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post #16 of 151
I picked nursing while toddlers. It's really because I wasn't too interested in getting ahold of mj when all of my kids were infants, and when I was preg too (wish I had it for morning sickness to be honest) which has actually been most of the past 8 years for me. FWIW my nursing toddler is totally fine.

Yes, I'm very paranoid because it's illegal in the US (it's wrong that it's illegal but it's reality) and I'm very paranoid of CPS.
post #17 of 151
I don't agree with it and would never do it.
post #18 of 151
I've never tried it - never had any desire to do it, plus I'm deterred by its illegality. But I've also never smoked a cigarette, so I'm not sure I'd try it even if it were legal. I'm just not interested.

Plus, I had the privilege of watching three of my best friends ruin their lives with pot. Yes, I know not everyone who smokes pot ruins their lives. And no, they weren't (and still aren't) doing any other drugs. Being a witness to their pathetic fall and now-miserable lives also kinda turned me off.

Julia
dd 1 year old
post #19 of 151
i'm all for smoking pot just not while the parent of an extremely dependent child (eg 7 and below) so my opinion has little to do with bfing but its still an opinion....
post #20 of 151
I used to be a pretty heavy user in college...but haven't since I've had my baby. I used to use it because I couldn't sleep and was never hungry...but breastfeeding and a 7 month old have made those two problems go away!! I don't know if I will use again after the baby isn't breastfeeding, I can't risk losing my job now if for some reason I was tested randomly...
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