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Did You Know? Methadone Use While Breastfeeding

The concentrations of methadone found in human milk are low, and that women on stable doses of methadone maintenance should be encouraged to breastfeed if desired, irrespective of maternal methadone dose.   Providers should ensure that the mothers are receiving the methadone through an approved methadone maintenance program and receive routineRead More

Did You Know? Marijuana Use While Breastfeeding

Marijuana should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.    Studies show possible long term effects on learning and behavior.    Urine drug screens done on infants, whose m others smoked marijuana may often screen positive for weeks after one use.  Breastfeeding mothers should be counseled to reduce or eliminate their useRead More

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