The miracle of life is precious so moms-to-be must be mindful of what they put on and in their bodies. If you choose to breastfeed you will need to continue to be mindful of what you transfer to your infant through your breastmilk. This may leave you wondering if it’s safe to take CBD while breastfeeding?
**Holmes Organics does not provide medical advice. All breastfeeding moms and moms-to-be must consult their physician regarding all nutritional supplements.**
Does CBD Cross Into Breast Milk?
Anything present in the bloodstream can be found in breastmilk. So, if you take oral or topical CBD while breastfeeding it is likely that it will be passed along to your infant. Interestingly, breast milk naturally contains cannabinoids similar to those found in CBD that plays an essential role in early childhood development. If CBD is part of your daily or as-needed routine, discuss alternative options with your physician once you become pregnant.
Is It Safe To Take CBD While Breastfeeding?
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommend physicians counsel moms to abstain from all cannabis products, including CBD, if they wish to breastfeed.
Although many moms have confirmed cannabis use while pregnant on CBD while breastfeeding forums, there is simply far too little research out there to determine whether or not it is safe, so physicians advise against it. The research that does exist is mostly regarding THC products. THC remains present in breast milk for up to 6 days and infants ingest approximately 2.5% of each dose their mom takes.
FDA strongly advises against the use of cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and marijuana in any form during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
What Can I Take For Anxiety While Breastfeeding?
While CBD is off the table until you have given birth and stopped breastfeeding, you can explore other options to manage your chronic anxiety or new mom anxiety. Discuss your options with your physician, including:
Aromatherapy—it is not suggested to apply aromatherapy topically while pregnant or breastfeeding, but you can use it as a soothing aromatic. Be sure to use pure essential oils instead of synthetic options. Lavender, chamomile, bergamot orange, and ylang-ylang are some of the best options for anxiety and relaxation.
Sound Therapies—there are a variety of soothing sounds that may help to calm your anxiety. Some of the top options include sounds of nature such as the ocean, birds chirping, a running river, wind blowing the leaves, rain, and more. Also consider gongs, chimes, chanting, binaural beats, and ASMR.
Massage Therapy—search your local area and you are sure to find at least a few massage therapists who specialize in pregnancy and post-pregnancy massage. This means they understand the unique pain and pressure points on the body that come with pregnancy, and that they make your massage more comfortable with a larger massage table and supportive body pillows.
Float Therapy—float therapy can provide a variety of benefits, including deep relaxation and easing anxiety. You enter into a float pod with body-temperature water and Epsom salts and float for an hour or so. The anti-gravity effect of floating can greatly minimize pregnancy pain.
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