Mother denied breastfeeding at hospital over medical marijuana use
A new mother in Portland, Oregon says doctors told her she can’t breastfeed, because she uses medical marijuana.
Crystal Cain used medical marijuana during her pregnancy on the advice of her midwife, she says for anxiety and nausea.
She delivered her baby eight weeks premature last week, and the baby needed an incubator to survive.
Cain says doctors didn’t allow her to breastfeed while she was still in the hospital, and made her sign a waiver when she left.
The waiver acknowledges the possible risks to breastfeeding while consuming THC, the compound in marijuana that gets you high.