#CPDD What's Hot - Breastfeeding and Marijuana Use

Cecilia L. Bergeria shares a summary from her abstract, "Surveying lactation professionals regarding breastfeeding and marijuana use," at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting.

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Cecilia Bergeria Speaking:

We asked lactation professionals about what recommendations they are making to women who are breastfeeding and using marijuana.

The majority, about eighty percent of these professionals are encouraging breastfeeding while using marijuana at least under most circumstances and that about only 15 percent are discouraging, routinely women who are using marijuana from breastfeeding.

There's a large discrepancy between what professional organizations are recommending and what lactation professionals are recommending on a day to day basis.

So it kind of highlights the need for research and evidence to more clearly guide clinical practice in this area.