The fact is we don’t know all the effects marijuana use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding has on a baby. But we do know that no amount of THC has been proven safe for a developing child.
Help is available if you need support to stop using marijuana while you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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Download this toolkit including valuable resources to help pregnant and breastfreeding moms
in San Joaquin County
cease their use of marijuana.
Research show material marijuana use is linked to lower IQ, attention and learning problems. These issues may not be noticeable until your child is older.
Marijuana smoke has many of the same chemicals as tobacco smoke and could lead to developmental problems in your baby.
Chemicals from marijuana can be passed to your baby through breast milk. THC is slowly released over time, meaning your baby could still be exposed even after you stop using marijuana.
The chemicals in any form of marijuana may be bad for your baby – this includes eating or drinking, creams or lotions applied to skin, smoking, vaping and dabbing.
Pregnant women who use marijuana have an increased chance of giving birth to a low birth weight baby. Low birth weight is a risk factor in many serious health issues.