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Monday, May 25, 2015
Newborn and Infant Care
I can't seem to find the effects of second hand marijuana smoke on a non-breastfed infant... (He is breastfed but it isn`t the mother smoking) Can you help me please?
The effects of second hand marijuana on a newborn are really unknown. It's important to remember that newborns are growing and that their cells are rapidly dividing. So, if cell damage occurs it could possibly affect the child for a lifetime. The ideal situation would be to NOT expose your baby to second hand marijuana.
By all means discuss this with your health care provider.
Tina Weitkamp, RNC, MSN
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati