Breastfeeding Marijuana Mom Busted:
A 29-year-old mother in New Zealand pleaded guilty and received a six-month supervision sentence for smoking marijuana while breastfeeding her 3-month-old baby.
"Child abuse is family violence in these circumstances, and it is clear this baby and its mother needed help," senior court official Andrew McDonald told the Wanganui Chronicle. "People often believe drug-related activities are victimless, but it affects the people around them."
According to BabyCenter.com "traces of the active chemical in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, stay in the body for four to six weeks and are found in the urine of breastfeeding babies whose mothers use marijuana. THC is fat soluble, which means it builds up with chronic use and can be stored in fat tissue for months."