or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Baby › Breastfeeding › Marijuana while breastfeeding?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Marijuana while breastfeeding? - Page 5

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 #81 of 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by dubfam View Post
There are many many breast feeding and pregnant women who are taking hard core pharmaceuticals that were prescribed to them. That doesn't get questioned and judged, though, because the Pharma industry tells us that it is okay!
I completely agree.

I do believe people can choose to use mj responsibly just like lots of people choose to use alcohol responsibly. Some can be reckless with it as well but I believe what we're talking about here is the responsible and moderate use of a natural drug. By all means it should be a free country but since this subject isn't under that banner I guess it brings up other unfortunate consequences to using (which is half the reason I don't - the other half I just don't really dig it).
post #82 of 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by MilkTrance View Post
Can you smoke MJ without becoming "intoxicated," for lack of a better term? I don't know. Every time I smoked it, I got high. So for me, it's a big no.
I think it's an unfair argument. The "high" mj can give you is very different from being drunk & / or belligerant. I don't consider it, and I think many would agree, intoxicated any more than if I took a prescribed prozac or had a cup of valerian tea. Some people get sleepy, some get silly, some get hungry, for others, you just get nicer & normal & more relaxed.
post #83 of 151
To answer the question I think the PP was asking, though - yes, it's talked about a lot in medicinal circles, the threshold at which your symptoms are abated versus the point at which you're "high". I know in patients with hyperemesis gravidarum, one or two puffs is enough to make the nausea go away and the patient can then eat normally. One or two puffs doesn't make anyone "high". It's possible to take the lowest dose necessary for symptom relief without experiencing euphoria, giddiness, or the other taboo side effects.
post #84 of 151
I just tried to have the healthiest diet possible while pregnant and nursing. This included eliminating alchol and not smoking anything.
post #85 of 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by hklinefelter22 View Post
I think it's an unfair argument. The "high" mj can give you is very different from being drunk & / or belligerant. I don't consider it, and I think many would agree, intoxicated any more than if I took a prescribed prozac or had a cup of valerian tea. Some people get sleepy, some get silly, some get hungry, for others, you just get nicer & normal & more relaxed.
Maybe I am in the minority, then.

I also get : after more than 1 glass of wine.

Quote:
And just because it's illegal doesn't make it not okay. People tend to just blindly follow *that* argument.
Oh, for sure, I agree with you there.
post #86 of 151
I'd like to point out to all the mommas who have tried MJ and not liked the effect it had on them that there are thousands of different strains of MJ, each one creates a different effect. Not only that but HOW it is grown greatly effect the high you get. Did you know that there is only a 10 day window in which to properly harvest MJ, one day off can ruin a whole crop, but is still potent enough to be sold. If you take damaged or expired meds they don't work properly, and neither does MJ. So before anyone can truely judje it I prompt them to seek out a strain that meets their needs, because some strains help with sleep, while others help with eating disorders, all strains have very different effects. Please educate before you discriminate.:
post #87 of 151
I'm not really against responsible mj use, i just don't like being high so i've never smoked while bfing.
post #88 of 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chronic Chrissy View Post
If you take damaged or expired meds they don't work properly,
I just wanted to interject that most meds have an expiration date, but they can still work just fine after this date. It is just a "safety" precaution, but not really based on anything specific to that medication. It is pretty arbitrary.
post #89 of 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by loriforeman View Post
belladonna is natural, so's nightshade. i'm certainly not taking either.

i'm extremely against...i won't even drink caffeine while pregnant or nursing, either. i owe my children good quality building blocks to make their bodies with...

i certainly wouldn't want my children to end up smoking ANYTHING, and i'm not exposing them to such, either. why take a chance?
:

I have no interest in drugs whatsoever, but why on earth would any woman take any kind of drug at all while pregnant or breastfeeding? If you absolutely feel you must (although that's addiction right there) at the very least wait until you've finished your breastfeeding relationship. I guess I just don't see how anyone could need or desire a drug so badly that they would be willing to take a chance with their child.
post #90 of 151
what chances would you be taking with mj?

this is the only study isolating mj, and it's very interesting.

http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/...can-babies.htm
post #91 of 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lily Eve View Post
I have no interest in drugs whatsoever, but why on earth would any woman take any kind of drug at all while pregnant or breastfeeding? If you absolutely feel you must (although that's addiction right there) at the very least wait until you've finished your breastfeeding relationship. I guess I just don't see how anyone could need or desire a drug so badly that they would be willing to take a chance with their child.
wow.

bolding mine.

a lot of women take "drugs" when pregnant or breastfeeding. epidurals? pitocin? cytotec? antibiotics for infections or prevention thereof?

i am most certainly NOT addicted to the prescribed antibiotic i took while pregnant for a very real infection i had. and i am absolutely not addicted to the cytotec i took to stop my postpartum hemorrhage.

IMO and that of many others, MJ is a lot less harmful than some of the chemicals big pharma markets.

Like Chronic Chrissy said (nice to see you btw!) do your research.
post #92 of 151
If marijuana were legal, odds are, it would be 18+ just like cigarettes. I wouldn't give my child cigarettes, and I wouldn't smoke them during pregnancy. The same is true of marijuana. Likewise, I wouldn't give my kids prescription drugs that were not prescribed to them, and I would not take prescription drugs without true need and proof that it would not harm the baby during pregnancy.
post #93 of 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissMommyNiceNice View Post
I don't consider it, and I think many would agree, intoxicated any more than if I took a prescribed prozac or had a cup of valerian tea.
I'm not an MJ haterater, but it is most certainly intoxicating. What would be the point of smoking/ingesting it, if it didn't alter your perceptions?

I may or may not have smoked a metric ton of the stuff before DS.
I hypothetically did it to get high.

I would not equate smoking a doob with valerian tea.
post #94 of 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by FancyD View Post
I'm not an MJ haterater, but it is most certainly intoxicating. What would be the point of smoking/ingesting it, if it didn't alter your perceptions?

I may or may not have smoked a metric ton of the stuff before DS.
I hypothetically did it to get high.
Well, there are plenty of people who use it to treat their anxiety, depressing, nausea, and a variety of other medical needs. Most medical needs do not require smoking much more than a hit or two, for which most people, would not leave them feeling very "high" at all.
post #95 of 151
Not very high, but still high.

Listen, I'm Canadian. I have zero problem with adults smoking weed. I don't much care if a pregnant or BFing mother smokes, but let's not get crazy and say MJ isn't intoxicating.

It has a ton of medical uses, and it's pretty much legal here. Shit, the government grows it! I tend towards a moderate view on this, but facts are facts.
post #96 of 151
i didn't respond to the poll because none of the options apply to me. i haven't smoked pot while nursing, but i think i would now that DD is older. i would probably do it with a younger nursling if i had a real reason to (health reason, i mean), but just recreationally, i would not be comfortable with any possible "risk."
post #97 of 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by FancyD View Post
Not very high, but still high.

Listen, I'm Canadian. I have zero problem with adults smoking weed. I don't much care if a pregnant or BFing mother smokes, but let's not get crazy and say MJ isn't intoxicating.
Sure, but so is say, a glass of wine. Should a parent never have a glass wine because they will then be impaired?
post #98 of 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by mamameg View Post
Sure, but so is say, a glass of wine. Should a parent never have a glass wine because they will then be impaired?
I'm not saying that at all. My point was that MJ is in fact intoxicating, when a PP (that I quoted) said it wasn't.

Again, I don't care if a mom smokes or has two glasses of wine. I think that N. America has a really weird culture in regards to sex and mood altering substances. A very hypocritical one.
post #99 of 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by FancyD View Post
I'm not saying that at all. My point was that MJ is in fact intoxicating, when a PP (that I quoted) said it wasn't.

Again, I don't care if a mom smokes or has two glasses of wine. I think that N. America has a really weird culture in regards to sex and mood altering substances. A very hypocritical one.
I see. Gotcha. I'm admittedly jumping in without really reading carefully. This thread is so old, and frankly, it's a conversation that happens so often at mdc, I can't bring myself to get very excited about it anymore so I probably shouldn't have posted at all.
post #100 of 151
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Breastfeeding
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Baby › Breastfeeding › Marijuana while breastfeeding?