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cocaine in breastmilk

after pleading with my friend not to use cocaine, she did any way. The problem is that she breast feeds her baby.  She did the coke Saturday night.  She told me she is feeding him breast milk that she pumped before she used.  I told her not to breastfeed her baby because I know coke can be in breastmilk.  She seems to think that waiting 3 days is good, but I think she should wait longer.  OMG, I know this ***** and I told her not to do it but it is done.  I researched on the internet with not to much luck.  How long should she wait?  This really broke my heart when she called and told me she used :(
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she could probably pump and dump which it to  pump after the did the drugs and throw it away and go from there.
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yep she is pumping and dumping.  i told her to do it at least five days, but i didn't know for sure.  
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The good news is that coke doesnt hang around too long. I would say you may be ok after around 3 days -- since you have an infant involved I would think that your first shot with 5 days is really pretty good. Better to error on the safe margin than not. Of course the best answer here is to forget the coke all the way. What does your friend intend to do? I would be quite uncomfortable with her trying to both use and be a mom. The coke just isnt worth it. A ten minute high that has a gob of drawbacks. And stimulant things are hard on you. Not good to spike your blood pressure continuosly and speed your heart up dramatically. Wont be long before you are taking blood pressure meds also. And think about the bucks. Put the dollars you would spend on toot and let them accumulate for a month - you can have a nice vacation for the family for what you would spend to attempt slow suicide. And I do know the drill with this stuff - got busted in '72 for a kilo. Then spent three years in a Federal Prison. Its just not a winners drug. And now you are quite likely to get some meth in the batch for cut. Really not worth it when that happens. Hope she smartens up. it just aint worth it,,,,,and whats this "she thinks" with the time frame? Who in their right mind would risk their childs development or life for a little blow................good luck to all of you - you are a good friend to try and help her....
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Okay..can someone say CHILD ABUSE???? Come on, I used to work for child protection and this is child abuse. I don't care if she doesn't use for 3 days or 10 days...I am sure there is traces of the drug getting into the baby...I can't believe we are talking about how many days since the last time she used...and by you knowing she is doing this and not reporting it makes you an assessory to this madness and you can get in trouble too...I am sorry if this sounds rough but we are talking about a baby's life and well being and if this mom is using she is not going to be any good to this baby..she needs help. Please make the right choice....
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You took the words right off my keyboard. :-)
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Yes, I agree and I am really not sure what to do at this point because I am very upset myself.  She is in FL and I am VA.  I tried to find as much information as I could about this.  I told her that if she breastfeed her baby she could hurt him.  I don't even know where she is living to tell you the truth or who I would even call.  I thought at least I could give her more information about the coke being in the breast milk.  It is very heartbreaking I know, but how would I even go about knowing who to call????  The only thing I know is her phone number, but I do know where her dad lives in VA.  He lives near me.  :(
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Well, you could either call her dad or The Dept. of Children and Families in FL (in her town, if you know it).....you CAN call anonymously.  My mom used to work for them before she decided she really didn't like FL so much.....and I know they DO investigate.  That was her job. They probably wouldn't do anything to her but they would scare her....maybe enough to rethink her irresponsible behavior.  Good luck!
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Dont really have an adequate response for this type of thing. We may need to have something in place. Thats why I went passive / aggressive with the question. Wasnt trying to endorse her use. Might be better to counsel than to abandone though.
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It is very sad to see a mother using cocaine or any other drug for that matter. Since your not near hear, you don't have the same options, but maybe talking to her dad if you know it's a problem. Not sure why you took heat for this considering it was a simple question, but i do understand the concern, it upsets me too hearing a mother do this:( A child should not be brought up around this. Hope you are well kris
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