NEW in 2014!

Breastfeeding & Substance Abuse
60 minutes
Qualifies for L CERPs for IBCLCs

This session is primarily for audiences of breastfeeding specialists and covers:

  • The abuse of legal or illegal substances during pregnancy
  • The risks of breastfeeding (and not breastfeeding) when women use recreational drugs
  • Breastfeeding and the use of alcohol, marijuana, and opioids
  • When breastfeeding should be encouraged or discouraged among addicts and substance abusers

During the past month, nearly 6% of pregnant women have abused legal or illegal substances. What are the risks of breastfeeding and not breastfeeding for women who continue to use drugs such as alcohol, marijuana, opiates and opioids (morphine, heroin, methadone), and others after their baby’s birth? Under what circumstances should we encourage or discourage breastfeeding among addicts and substance abusers? Hear what the experts recommend.