Using cannabis while pregnant can be harmful to your baby before and after birth. Cannabis can pass through the placenta to your growing baby. It can also pass from breastmilk to your baby during breastfeeding.
Cannabis use during pregnancy and breastfeeding may cause:
If you use cannabis while breastfeeding, it may:
There is no known safe amount of cannabis to use while breastfeeding. It's safer not to use cannabis when you're pregnant or breastfeeding.
Find out more about the effects of cannabis.
Current as of: October 16, 2019
Author: Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services
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