Mother denied breastfeeding at hospital over medical marijuana use

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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.

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  • bob

    Marijuana not now or ever has it been proven cause any birth defects or problems . it doesn’t make contaminate milk or it may show in infant blood test to have caused or any proven to do any damage . Yet since it close to legalization suddenly they try to make an effort to point out its presents. well over 200,000 babies are born every year to marijuana mother with zero problems. Such is not the case to mother who consume alcohol or smoke cigarettes. There trying to suddenly cast an issue thats common the mother that do not consume marijuana in a feeble attemp to point the blame at marjuana. Some sites claim that babies have withdraws but all are a myth marijuana has no withdraws. Water ot milk has stronger withdraw symptoms. Drive on with the feeble excuses

  • bob lange

    The best research on cannabis use during pregnancy is by Dr. Melanie Dreher who studied Jamaican mothers who smokedregularly with no negative results.

  • Ac

    Cannabinoids are naturally occurring in breast milk. I’m no scientist but clearly we clearly need some unbiased people to be conducting studies on this.

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