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The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19983 posts
22nd Aug
Quoting Nocturnal:" Hmm. Dunno. But according to Drugs.com, a study showed that .8% of THC (when adjusted for the mother's ... [snip!] ... are for vaping. I vape because I don't like smoking. I'd eat it if I had the time, funds, and inclination to bake with it."


I didn't really mean the percentage in breastmilk but is there a risk of carrying/holding an infant while on weed? Is it the same as alcohol or safer?

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
22nd Aug
Quoting TG3:" I didn't really mean the percentage in breastmilk but is there a risk of carrying/holding an infant while on weed? Is it the same as alcohol or safer?"


OH.
Well, I guess it would depend entirely on what kind of marijuana is being used. I'd never hold or feed an infant if I had been messing with any indica strains because of how it makes me feel and the fact that it affects my fine motor skills. It's why I only do it before bed. I'd probably be okay after one hit but it only takes 3-4 hits before I'm ready to chill and fall asleep.



ETA: I guess your answer is that it varies from strain to strain and person to person. Depends on why you're using it. How much you've used. etc

Cat Abbott 2 kids; British Columbia 1389 posts
22nd Aug
Quoting TG3:" I didn't really mean the percentage in breastmilk but is there a risk of carrying/holding an infant while on weed? Is it the same as alcohol or safer?"

What Nocturnal said. Depends on how you handle it. I used to smoke pot every day, and I would have confidently handled a child high, because I was so used to it and knew how it affected me. But I quit before becoming a parent. There is a risk, of course; your judgement is clouded and your cognitive abilities impaired. But if someone were using it medicinally, for pain relief, for example, the risk is generally lower than say prescription opiates.
This Motherisk article summarizes what is known about breastfeeding and marijuana use (not all that much).

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19983 posts
22nd Aug
Quoting Cat Abbott:" What Nocturnal said. Depends on how you handle it. I used to smoke pot every day, and I would have confidently ... [snip!] ... opiates. This Motherisk article summarizes what is known about breastfeeding and marijuana use (not all that much)."


so say someone like me who has never even smoke tobacco before or had anything strong than a vodka and cranberry every now and then. If I decided to start marijana while breastfeeding (either medicinal or recreational) it probably wouldn't be as safe as someone who has been smoking it for 20 years?

Cat Abbott 2 kids; British Columbia 1389 posts
22nd Aug
Quoting TG3:" so say someone like me who has never even smoke tobacco before or had anything strong than a vodka and ... [snip!] ... (either medicinal or recreational) it probably wouldn't be as safe as someone who has been smoking it for 20 years?"

Safe, as in likelihood of dropping the child or making a bad decision resulting in harm, no. But from the standpoint of concentration of THC in breastmilk, a new user's milk is safer. Because THC is fat soluble (stored in fatty tissues), long-term use will result in a higher concentration of the drug in breastmilk.

MizzAshiBear Due March 3; Edmonton, Alberta 28 posts
22nd Aug
Quoting Red Bottom:" It has way more carcinogens than tobacco, so while you're not catching cancer instantly, you're seriously increasing your chances. Is that worth it?"


I hope your not insinuating that pot causes cancer because people have used it as treatment and it's cured them...
smoking while pregnant is questionable. i dont see how having a single hoot once in a while could hurt, so long as your not sitting there smoking every day.

MizzAshiBear Due March 3; Edmonton, Alberta 28 posts
22nd Aug

And I'm just going to throw this out there:
I didn't find out i was pregnant until i was already 8 weeks and 5 days along and I was smoking at least two joints and i bowl before i knew and have been cutting back slowly to avoid a shock to my system at the suggestion of my doctor. and my baby is perfectly healthy thus far...

C.K.I Due September 10; 2 kids; Texas 13314 posts
22nd Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting TG3:</b>" I didn't really mean the percentage in breastmilk but is there a risk of carrying/holding an infant while on weed? Is it the same as alcohol or safer?"</blockquote>




It is much safer depending on the user. When I smoked daily, it did not affect my ability to safely care for an infant. My SO smokes daily and I completely trust him to safely handle our newborn when she's born. I have not smoked in about 9 minths so I would not feel safe handling my baby while high at this point. I would never trust myself to do anything safely after drinking. I rarely drink so even a few glasses of wine is too much for me to function.