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PEHSU Factsheet on Marijuana and the Impact on the Pediatric Population (including Perinatal and Adolescent) - Guidance for Healthcare Providers (2018) > What are the concerns of maternal use during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

What are the concerns of maternal use during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

posted on Aug 1, 2019
Recent studies have demonstrated THC can be found in the breastmilk, even days after last use.[23,24] Large cohort studies have reported children with prenatal exposure to marijuana can have decreased IQ scores, cognitive function and academic ability, attention deficits, and decreased growth.[25-33] Research has also shown an association of low birth weight after controlling for concurrent tobacco use.[33]