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Will THC show up in ur breast milk & if it does shuld I pump b4?
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1346146 tn?1299364097
Anything you take in passes though your milk and gives it to ur baby.  It is not known how long thc stays in the milk so pumping may or may not work.  Either way its not worth the risk.  If you are going to take anything in harmful to your baby u should not breastfeed and switch to formula.  Good luck.
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Yea u right its not worth the risk thats y I was tryna find out. But I asked the doctor about alcohol & she said pump enough 2 last and after the liquor wear off pump twice and trash that then its safe 2 feed. Thanx 4 ur advice, I really appreciate it!
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and I just thought that the thc was the same procedure as liquor.
1346146 tn?1299364097
No problem.  Alcohol is different.  If u r going to drink pump enough to feed for awhile.  For most people it takes approx 1.5 hrs for 1 8 oz drink to get out if your system.  So for 2, 8 oz drinks that's 3 hours approximately.  Also keep in mind pump and dump will not work for alcohol because its in your bloodstream so until the alcohol is completely out of your system it will stay in the milk.  Please note that the time limits are only approximations.  I hope all that makes since.  Good luck to u.
1346146 tn?1299364097
I might ad that its better if you can abstain altogether because as I said most of the info out is approximate. Good luck.
1806883 tn?1458324604
also with all the irregular feeding/pumping your milk supply will probably go down and it will be hard to sustain enough for feeds after a while
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Oh ok I got u and yes all of that make perfect since cuz I never thought about the time it wuld take jus 2 get that little of milk so its definately not worth all that hassle so if I let drinkin and smoking go for a full pregnancy I can do it for 6 more months or longer wats best 4 him is most important and im not willing 2 put him in danger 4 sumthin I can prevent. Thank u so much for bringing all those points 2 my attention, I really really appreciate that. Thanx ladies.. :)
1806883 tn?1458324604
well you should give yourself a pat on the back as yes another 6 or so months wont make so much difference in your life but it will give your bub the best start to his new life that he could possibly ask for, an excellent choice :), its also quite dangerous to look after a new baby while under the influence of alcohol etc as well as just as like driving a car your judgement is imapried, something else to think about as well :)
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Honestly this is my 1st child so I never thought about none of this im used 2 doin wateva I want whenever I want and didnt have nothin else 2 worry about. Im glad I sighned up 4 this app nd posted these questions nd got sum good advice. Thank u once again. :)
1806883 tn?1458324604
its all good, yes it does come as abit of a shock to realise that you cant just think about yourself anymore, I think for everyone, some it takes longer for that realisation and sadly some never come to it, hence the child neglect etc, but it is well worth giving up some stuff for the love you will feel for your baby, and the total unconditional love that your baby will give you, it cant compare to anything else, this is a wonderful place to come and ask questions, so dont be afraid to ask more and most people will gladly help and give you there point of view and you can take from it what you need :)
1346146 tn?1299364097
I agree with stacy10.  Sounds like ur on the right track to being a great mommy putting your baby first.  Good luck.
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You are light years ahead of some ppl who don't realize that their choices don't affect just themselves anymore. You are on the path to being a great mommy!
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Aw thanx ladies that made me feel much better,about this whole thing. :)
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