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Breast Feeding

Toxins in breastmilk?



How long do toxins, such as alcohol and street drugs, stay in your system and how long should someone pump and dump for?


For alcohol it’s 2 to 4 hours.

For most street drugs it’s 4 hours, and for marijuana, it can be several days.

To be safe it is best to avoid these while breast feeding.

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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