No, you should not smoke weed while breastfeeding

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that breastfeeding mothers avoid using marijuana or marijuana-containing products in any form. This is because marijuana can pass from the mother's bloodstream to her breast milk and be harmful to the baby.

Specifically, marijuana can:

    • Make it difficult for the baby to latch and breastfeed effectively.
    • Affect the baby's brain development.
    • Increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

The effects of marijuana on breastfeeding babies are still being studied, but the available evidence suggests that it is best to avoid using marijuana while breastfeeding altogether. If you are considering using marijuana while breastfeeding, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind:

    • Marijuana smoke can also be harmful to the baby. If you smoke marijuana, it is important to do so away from your baby.
    • Marijuana can interact with other medications you may be taking. Talk to your doctor about any medications you are taking before using marijuana.

Breastfeeding is a great way to nourish your baby and give them the best start in life. By avoiding marijuana and following other safe breastfeeding practices, you can help to ensure that your baby is getting the healthy start they deserve.