Let's Talk Cannabis

Key facts for new parents

Breastfeeding

6+

“Pumping and dumping” does not work with cannabis. It can stay in breast milk for 6 or more days.

Pregnancy

The THC you consume can reach your baby and affect their brain development and birth weight.

THC

THC is stored in fat, which is an important building block for babies’ brains and bodies.

Know the Risks to Your Baby

Research shows using cannabis while you are pregnant or breastfeeding can harm the growth and development of your baby’s brain. This can cause gaps in their problem-solving skills, memory, and attention. Find out how cannabis use while pregnant or breastfeeding can harm your baby below.

Bloodstream

The THC stored in fat cells can attach to blood cells and reach your growing baby.

Breastmilk

THC can stay in your breast milk for up to 6 days because it is stored in fat cells, and milk contains fat.

Birth Weight

Using while you’re pregnant can lead to your baby being born with a lower birth weight.

 

 

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