Breasfeeding While Using Meth Can Kill Your Baby

I know talking about meth use and breastfeeding sounds completely unbelievable to those who have never been a drug addict, however while in the throws of addiction you are constantly torn between what you know is right and what you feel you have to do (get high). While it’s easy for me to say – DON’T DO METH, I also know what a sick, twisted and addicted mind will tell an addict – even while a helpless baby is in your arms or in your womb.

I know it’s easy to lie to yourself and say that you can use meth and get it out of your system before it is passed to the baby – but, please don’t do it. The decision could quite likely be deadly to your child. Babies are far more sensitive to meth exposure than adults and when you breastfeed your baby while on meth, coming off meth or even after you think its passed from your system you are risking your baby’s life.

Meth is selfish, greedy and doesn’t care for you or your baby. Meth will lie to you and tell you that it’s okay and that your body will filter the chemicals — the voices in your head and the cravings you have will agree if you let them.

You have to take a stand and do what you know in your heart is right. You have to be strong for your little one who doesn’t get to have a say in what you choose to do. If you’re breastfeeding you may be doing it because you’ve been told it’s what’s best for your baby, but that is only if you’ve not used meth. If you’re breastfeeding to save money, please look into the WIC program (Women, Infants & Children), as they will provide you with free vouchers for formula. It’s far better to give your baby formula than to take a chance giving them meth-tainted breast milk.

If somehow you’ve found this post because you cared enough to research the matter, I want you to pick up your baby and hold them. Imagine what it would be like if you never had a chance to see them smile again or hear their sweet little voice or hold their tiny hand. Imagine living the rest of your life knowing that you took your child’s life because of you used meth while breastfeeding. You do have a choice, regardless of the lies meth will tell you – please make the one that is best for your baby.


  • Dienduong

    this is a good article but the last part where you say imagine you never got to see your baby is just sad so erase that and ere good info does not have to be so depressing

  • Lost Nikole

    Oh my god I am so selfish I can’t believe I have fallen after such a long time with out- I quit cold turkey the day I found out I was pregnant jan.22.2014 and then OCT.2.2014 I gave birth to this beautiful baby girl- I’ve been addicted for 12 years IV usage and I’m only 23, I feel so dreaming bad I wish I could have turned the other way- said NO! I keep crying feeling horrible- yes I know I’ve probably been repetitive but I FEEL SO HORRIBLE!!! I just want to be able to breastfeed my baby I miss her- I hate giving her formula, I feel a loss when I do! Anyways you did your job with writing this made your point and I am never gonna do it again I can’t feel the way I feel anymore! I don’t want to lose her forever I would die!!