Cocaine in breast milk

Medical researchers have found two cases proving that cocaine may be passed from mother to infant through breast milk.

Three Chicago researchers, Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D., FAAP, Douglas E. Lewis and Liza Squires, M.D., report in the December 1987 Pediatrics that a 2-week-old girl was treated for cocaine intoxication in the emergency room of Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago four hours after her mother sniffed cocaine and breast-fed the baby.

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