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Smoking while breast feeding

09/14/2006

Question:

One of my friends just had a baby a couple of weeks ago, and she is smoking weed, and she is breast feeding. Will the baby have it in his blood. Can the dr tell if the baby has weed in his sytem?

Answer:

Since marijuana is fat soluble, it concentrates in breast milk. Measurements have shown that there is roughly 3 times the amount of marijuana in breast milk as there is in the mother’s bl

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Response by:

Jeanne L Ballard, MD, FAAP, FABM Jeanne L Ballard, MD, FAAP, FABM
Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati