Cannabis and Breastfeeding Study

Cannabis and Breastfeeding Study


My name is Amanda de Leon and I work for the Center for Better Beginnings, the birth defects prevention division in the School of Medicine at University of California, San Diego.

We are looking for study participants and donations for our confidential cannabis (marijuana) in breastfeeding research through the Mommy’s Milk Human Milk Research Biorepository, the first-ever human milk research biorepository in the nation. The participants will not be asked to consume cannabis while breast feeding, we are simply looking for mothers who are already consuming cannabis in it’s various forms. The aims of this project are to discover whether or not infant exposure to marijuana through breast feeding is harmful. Extensive growth and development of the infant’s brain and body occurs during the first 1-2 years of life, and breastfeeding is strongly recommended during this critical time. More analysis of breastmilk is needed to fill in the gaps about whether mom’s marijuana use while breastfeeding affects a child’s growth and neurodevelopment. Our goal for our findings is that they will be able to inform healthcare providers so they can counsel their patients for the best possible outcomes for both mom and baby.

Amanda de Leon

Department of Pediatrics | Center for Better Beginnings

7910 Frost Street, Suite 370, San Diego, CA 92123

T: 858.246.1707| F: 858.822.3761 |

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