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Hash cookies affect breast feeding???

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ParsleyCake Thu 11-Feb-16 11:02:58

I just popped to my friends house, and while I was there I grabbed a cookie from a plate on her table. turns out it was a hash cookie from the night before, and whoops I had eaten one of these quite large cookies already not realising what it was.

Can I still breastfeed, and if not how long do I need to wait? She says they were not very strong.

Junosmum Thu 11-Feb-16 13:10:22

I wouldn't. Cannabis is known to make its way in to breast milk. Unfortunately cannabis metabolises very slowly (it shows up on drug test up to 3 weeks later) so could affect your milk for weeks. To prevent your supply drying up I'd suggest expressing, at least for a few days and give your baby formula.

Junosmum Thu 11-Feb-16 13:11:30

kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/lifestyle/marijuana/

FellOutOfBedTwice Thu 11-Feb-16 13:21:50

Maybe I'm a terrible mother but I would relax (probably pretty easy if you're high anyway grin). I've breastfed my daughters whole life so far- she's 18 months- and taken a lot of arthritis drugs throughout. She's not failed to put on weight etc despite that being a possible side effect. I space my does now so that I never feed her directly after taking them but obviously that wasn't possible when she was tiny.

In your position I would probably get some ready mixed formula and give the baby that for 24 hours. If you need to pump and chuck the milk.

Realistically maybe it does stay in your system for weeks but it's not going to effect your milk for weeks. Don't worry too much.

NickyEds Thu 11-Feb-16 13:39:02

How old is your baby?

BertieBotts Thu 11-Feb-16 13:41:14

Phone the drugs in breastmilk helpline and ask their advice. They won't judge but they have the most up to date info.

BertieBotts Thu 11-Feb-16 13:41:39

www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/detailed-information/drugs-in-breastmilk/

BertieBotts Thu 11-Feb-16 13:43:46

They are also trained to advise on how to proceed WRT supply and continuing breastfeeding.

ParsleyCake Thu 11-Feb-16 14:40:02

He is eight months old

PussyToes Thu 11-Feb-16 14:54:18

He'll be fine, carry on. Drink loads of water to flush out your system. He might get the munchies and demand more milk tho grin

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