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Substance Use: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Using tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, and medicines when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​When you’re pregnant and use tobacco, vaping products, alcohol, cannabis and other drugs, and certain medicines, they can affect you and pass through your placenta to your growing baby.

Here are some common questions about using these substances when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Choose a topic to learn more.

Tobacco, vaping, and cannabis products
Alcohol and other drugs
Medicines, supplements, and herbal products
Breastfeeding and substance use
Where to get help

Current as of: March 16, 2022

Author: Healthy Children and Families