MARIJUANA AND CBD USE IN LACTATION:
THC for Two?
Marijuana is now legal for recreational use in eleven states and legal for medicinal use in 33 states. CBD oil, a hemp derivative, is legalized in 47 states. Due to popularity of these substances, lactating mothers often assume legality equals safety.
This presentation discusses the psychoactive potential of both these substances, their similarities, and their differences. It also discusses the large gap in knowledge and lack of research on both. Finally, it discusses educational, harm-reduction approaches the IBCLC can take with mothers to give information while maintaining a trusted partnership.