The Cannabis Conundrum With Laurel Wilson


“In reference to how much more frequently Black women are referred into the social service system... It’s actually 10 times more likely that a Black birthing parent will be referred into the social system than a white parent even though the rates of (cannabis) use are the same.  So that is all racial bias.”
-Laurel Wilson

Do you have questions about cannabis?  We did too! πŸ™‹‍♀️
In this thought-provoking episode, we delve into the complex topic of cannabis use during breastfeeding. From covering the most recent research in cannabis use to addressing common concerns around cannabis, and providing insights into the potential effects on breast milk and infant health- we touch on many important topics you may have questions about!
➑️ Because the use of cannabis within a legal realm is extremely recent, we are seeing that there is a ton of emerging research on all the ways cannabis can impact an individual’s health! At Milk Diva, we always promote education and informed decision-making for those who are breastfeeding- whether you're seeking clarity or simply curious about this controversial topic...  This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in understanding the nuanced relationship between cannabis and breastfeeding.
Listen to our expert guest, Laurel Wilson πŸ‘ BSc, IBCLC, RLC, CLE, CLD, CCCE, PPPI πŸ‘
πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘ as she provides valuable perspectives (gained over 30 years of experience), debunks myths, and offers practical guidance to help you navigate the intersection of cannabis use and breastfeeding!

In this week's Birth, Babies & Boob Business by Milk Diva, podcast episode…

If you're unsure where to start learning about this topic, we recommend you start here…
00:04:19 Introducing Laurel Wilson!
00:09:30 How To Find (& Keep Up With) Emerging Research
00:14:52 How Do Different Forms of THC Pass Through Breast Milk
00:16:42 Cannabis Then Vs. Now
00:19:35 Who Is Dr. Hale and Why Is He Important?
00:23:54 Risk Reduction
00:28:15 How To Effectively Share Information With Patients
00:33:39 Different Types of Cannabis
00:36:40 How is Cannabis Sourced?
00:41:52 Exposure During Pregnancy Vs. Breastfeeding
00:47:49 Marijuana Use and Racial Bias
00:49:48 Schedule One Substances
00:52:49 Wrap Up and Outro!