Inhaled Cannabis Transfers to Breast Milk

A small study of breast-feeding mothers suggests that the breast-fed infants would consume about 2.5% of the inhaled cannabis dose. Well-intentioned parents might choose to smoke marijuana away from their infants to minimize exposure, but thus study indicates the breast-fed infants will still ingest some. While these amounts are small, the impact on the developing…

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Beware: Internet Breast Milk

Breast milk is the preferred source of nutrition for all infants. Mothers who have difficulty breast-feeding are tempted to turn to the lower-cost, online breast milk market. As a body fluid it has the potential to transmit pathological agents. These unregulated sources pose significant risks to the infant because the milk is not usually pasteurized and the donor and…

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