March 2020

Dr. Kecia Gaither, the director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, mentioned that there isn’t any real human study available that evaluates the effect of cannabis on the relation between the mother and fetus, including breastfeeding. Unfortunately, there isn’t any ethical way to do so. There are animal studies available; however, it would be incorrect to apply its findings to humans. Ultimately, it is essential for breastfeeding women, pregnant women, and women in the preconceptual period to avoid the use of any form of cannabis product in order to prevent any adverse perinatal outcome. 

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