Women With Known Prenatal Cannabis Use Had THC in Breast Milk For Up To Six Weeks

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op

Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Open more share options Breadcrumb Trail Links World News News Life Legalization Women with known prenatal weed use had THC in breast milk for up to six weeks Results of small study reinforce call for abstinence from weed use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Author of the article: Angela Stelmakowich Just seven women were able to abstain from using cannabis for the duration of the study. PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado say their study showing THC stays in breast milk for up to six weeks supports earlier recommendations by some medical bodies to not use cannabis while pregnant or breastfeeding.

The concentrations of THC varied from woman to woman, likely depending on their level of use, body mass index and metabolism, notes a statement from Children’s Colorado. Even so, “THC was excreted in the breast milk of these seven women for up to six weeks. In fact, all of the women still had detectable levels of THC in their breast milk at the end of the study,” researchers report.

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