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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 #121 of 151
yeah, no, dont worry. even if you did induldge in the green, i wouldnt think you were irresponsible, lots of wonderful attentive mothers use MJ.
and, yes, we should get together soon.
post #122 of 151
I don't have any clue why I even clicked this, but man it made me giggle when I saw that 420 people voted in the poll.
post #123 of 151
and I think it's funny that this thread was bumped on 4/20
post #124 of 151
Smoke it, don't smoke it...whatever. I personally wouldn't. And I've never. HOWEVER...pot today is much more potent than pot from yonder year ago. My concern is that that pot is never really "just pot" anymore. Much of the time it's been laced with something else. Having quite a few RCMP friends, including few who specialize in drugs, they say it's not the pot that scares them so much - it's what the lab finds IN the pot that is worriesome. Most of the pot they bust (around 80%) has been laced with other drugs/chemicals. How do you KNOW your pot is just pot? How do you KNOW it's not contaminated? What does that DO to YOUR baby?
Not a chance I would be willing to take...unless you're growing it yourself for your personal use.
post #125 of 151
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Originally Posted by NaomiMcC View Post
Smoke it, don't smoke it...whatever. I personally wouldn't. And I've never. HOWEVER...pot today is much more potent than pot from yonder year ago. My concern is that that pot is never really "just pot" anymore. Much of the time it's been laced with something else. Having quite a few RCMP friends, including few who specialize in drugs, they say it's not the pot that scares them so much - it's what the lab finds IN the pot that is worriesome. Most of the pot they bust (around 80%) has been laced with other drugs/chemicals. How do you KNOW your pot is just pot? How do you KNOW it's not contaminated? What does that DO to YOUR baby?
Not a chance I would be willing to take...unless you're growing it yourself for your personal use.
hmm... sounds like something scary a cop would say. Sounds like anti-pot propaganda to me.
post #126 of 151
I see no problems with using it. I've smoked through both my pregnancies and through breastfeeding both my sons and have had absolutley no ill effects. No research I've done has shown any either.

I have to say, though, I'm very skeptical that 80% of any pot has been laced. Why would a dealer who is out to make a profit invest money that he won't see a return on? I've been smoking for years and have yet to find anything that had been laced.

Anyway, what we get now is organic and 100% safe. We ate Thanksgiving dinner with our grower a few years ago.
post #127 of 151
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Originally Posted by NaomiMcC View Post
My concern is that that pot is never really "just pot" anymore. Much of the time it's been laced with something else. Having quite a few RCMP friends, including few who specialize in drugs, they say it's not the pot that scares them so much - it's what the lab finds IN the pot that is worriesome. Most of the pot they bust (around 80%) has been laced with other drugs/chemicals. How do you KNOW your pot is just pot? How do you KNOW it's not contaminated? What does that DO to YOUR baby?
Not a chance I would be willing to take...unless you're growing it yourself for your personal use.
Can you give links to support your statement that "around 80% has been laced with other drugs/chemicals?"

This does sound like some scare tactic, regurgitated info.

But hey, it definetly is best to know where and how your herb was grown.
post #128 of 151
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Originally Posted by NaomiMcC View Post
Smoke it, don't smoke it...whatever. I personally wouldn't. And I've never. HOWEVER...pot today is much more potent than pot from yonder year ago. My concern is that that pot is never really "just pot" anymore. Much of the time it's been laced with something else. Having quite a few RCMP friends, including few who specialize in drugs, they say it's not the pot that scares them so much - it's what the lab finds IN the pot that is worriesome. Most of the pot they bust (around 80%) has been laced with other drugs/chemicals. How do you KNOW your pot is just pot? How do you KNOW it's not contaminated? What does that DO to YOUR baby?
Not a chance I would be willing to take...unless you're growing it yourself for your personal use.
Your friends are messing with you. There is no reason anyone I would buy from would waste their money on that.

At my last annual I told my GYN that we were going to start TTC, but that I wanted to get off my three medications first: Clonazapem, Cymbalta and MMJ (medical marijuana). She told me to make sure to get off the pharmaceuticals, but that the MMJ was fine, that she'd had several patients use it for morning sickness or other conditions while pregnant and their babies were fine. Granted, I live in the EverGREEN state where the attitude regarding MMJ and MJ in general are very liberal, but I don't think my GYN would advise something that she felt was harmful.

A PP linked to a study done in Jamaica. The babies of the women who used MJ while pg were actually ahead of the babies of the women who didn't at 1 month. Here's the link in case you missed it: http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/...can-babies.htm

I hope that when I get pregnant the hormone shift will correct the issue that I use MMJ for (I've long suspected that it has something to do with hormones and I'm a big believer in intuition). However, if necessary, I would rather use a natural plant to relieve my pain than to send whatever chemicals your body releases when you're in pain to my baby.
post #129 of 151
woah propaganda machine!
seriously thats some regurgitated hogwash. WHY would anyone who is selling their MJ put something in it that costs them more and then tell the buyer its not laced? WHY?! that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, seriously.

and i know my growers personally. love them to bits and pieces and have actually seen it growing, same goes for my previous growers.

there are very few pain medications i feel comfortable taking while pregnant or nursing due to side effects in the baby, or in me. MJ is one i feel 100% confortable with. and its one of only two things that helps with debilitating migraines for me. the other is Vicodin, which isnt all that great when nursing.
post #130 of 151
I picked no, but I haven't smoked in years. The only problem I can think of is if it was laced. And I'm only speaking from personal experience here, but I was an avid pot smoker years ago...and sometimes it WAS laced.
post #131 of 151
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Originally Posted by Magali View Post
I picked no, but I haven't smoked in years. The only problem I can think of is if it was laced. And I'm only speaking from personal experience here, but I was an avid pot smoker years ago...and sometimes it WAS laced.
With what?
post #132 of 151
i didn't take the poll because i've never actually breastfed...i don't plan on smoking during the first few months, maybe even the first year, we'll see

but i've only ever smoked trees laced with something once! and it happened when i was a teenager. and it was probably because we couldn't just chill and wait for our regular dude to come through, we went and found what we could out on the street.

bad idea for anyone, looking for anything.

i remember being at a convenience store and all of a sudden starting to feel really weird. TOO weird. Not MJ high at all. My friends came out of the store (I was in the car) and I could tell they felt the same way. We ended up walking! to the nearest home. That's how different it was.

Basically what I'm saying is, even if you did smoke something that was laced with something else you would probably know, and be able to pump and dump er whatever.
post #133 of 151
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post #134 of 151
I ate some brownies once, but DD was over 2 at the time and I'm pretty sure I didn't nurse her until bed time. I also had a beer or two.

It's not something I would do everyday, but I didn't see the harm in it and I know who made the brownies, how he made the brownies and where he got the green. I'm fairly certain the green was organic, hydroponic.
post #135 of 151
I won't smoke it for recreation, have never enjoyed it- BUT- I think it should be legal, just like buying beer or vodka is legal. And Drs should absolutly be allowed to prescribe it to their patients, even if it never becomes legal to buy. And if Mama's have researched it, and they feel the risk to babe is negligible, then I respect their choice.
post #136 of 151
I smoke recreationally and am all for the legalization & use of pot. But I won't smoke so long as I am breastfeeding. There's enough evidence (any evidence is enough, IMO) that pot *may* affect brain development & specifically motor skills that I don't see any reason to risk it.

I mean, of course there are a thousand people who will tell you they did X and turned out fine. But that doesn't mean X isn't a risk, and that you might not be the one in a thousand people who get unlucky. The reward just isn't worth the risk in this matter, IMO.

(Of course, if I were taking marijuana for a medical reason, that would be different. But I'm not - it's just for fun, and I can live without it for as long as I am BFing.)
post #137 of 151
A friend wanted me to smoke pot with her when I was pregnant and my first thought was "how completely selfish of me would that be?" Just to get stoned for a little while? I didn't get drunk, I didn't smoke cigarettes and I didn't smoke weed. Won't do any of those things while I'm breastfeeding either.
post #138 of 151
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Originally Posted by HidaShara View Post
I smoke recreationally and am all for the legalization & use of pot. But I won't smoke so long as I am breastfeeding. There's enough evidence (any evidence is enough, IMO) that pot *may* affect brain development & specifically motor skills that I don't see any reason to risk it.

I mean, of course there are a thousand people who will tell you they did X and turned out fine. But that doesn't mean X isn't a risk, and that you might not be the one in a thousand people who get unlucky. The reward just isn't worth the risk in this matter, IMO.

(Of course, if I were taking marijuana for a medical reason, that would be different. But I'm not - it's just for fun, and I can live without it for as long as I am BFing.)
Yes, but there are also studies from Jamaica on breastfeeding Mother's who smoke as part of every day life. If I remember correctly their children had no ill effects from it. I may be wrong, it's been awhile since I have read it.

Just sayin'
post #139 of 151
I won't smoke drugs, drug myself or intoxicate myself with kids in my house or in my care.

My reason is very simple. Growing up, i lived with a friends mom for a while. She had three kids. This was not a trashy lady, she was quite nice, lived in a nice area of town and had a job. But every once in a while her old hippy friends would come over and smoke a few in the basement while we were sleeping. She never got TOO stoned, that i ever remember and I think she thought she was always in control of her faculties. But there were times when we NEEDED her, either physically or emotionally, and she just.wasnt."there".

Obviously it make enough of an impact into my sense of security that I will never forget the feeling of being a kid and realizing that the person taking care of you couldn't. Even if its as simple as having a nightmare and having your parent try to comfort you and realizing that they are not sober. I grew up with that feeling a lot and the memory of it now still burns me a little.

eta:
by the way, my mom had medicinal MJ for her cancer. I fully support her in that. But she was always very adamant that she would smoke it privately, not around her grandkids and not while the grandkids were in her home.
post #140 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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