Have you ever wondered if it’s safe to smoke marijuana while lactating? Today your fearless cohosts tackle the big one: using cannabis while breastfeeding. In this episode, Heather and Maureen do an overview of what we know to date: risks, benefits, statistics, assumptions, bias, and more! Join them to think critically about the current recommendations put forth form experts and health organizations.
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Resources from this episode:
Dan Rodriguez Shout Out!
FDA statement about cannabis
Dr. Hale, Founder of Infant Risk
Marijuana | Breastfeeding | CDC
Adolescent Initiation of Cannabis Use and Early-Onset Psychosis – PubMed (nih.gov)
ABM Clinical Protocol #21: Guidelines for Breastfeeding and Substance Use or Substance Use Disorder, Revised 2015 (nih.gov)
Effects of Marijuana on the Fetus and Breastfeeding Infants. | InfantRisk Center
Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Implications for Neonatal and Childhood Outcomes | Pediatrics | American Academy of Pediatrics (aap.org)
Marijuana and Breastfeeding : MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing (lww.com)
Cannabis – Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) – NCBI Bookshelf (nih.gov)
Knopf, A. (2020). FDA on CBD in pregnancy and breastfeeding. Brown University Child & Adolescent Behavior Letter, 36(4), 9–10. https://doi-org.wvu.idm.oclc.org/10.1002/cbl.30458
Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2006-. Cannabis. [Updated 2021 Nov 15].
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)
Referenced Milk Minute Podcast Episodes:
Ep. 93- Breastfeeding and Opioid Use Disorder
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