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    When is it safe to breastfeed after consuming ecstasy/MDMA?
    A friend of mine may have been spiked. Her baby is 11 month old

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    Hi, thanks for your post.

    We have no information about the effects of MDMA on babies or about how much ends up in the breastmilk. In adults, the drug has a half-life of about 8 hours. One "half-life" is the amount of time that it takes to eliminate half of the drug in your system. Four half-lives, 32 hours in this case, is usually enough to render all but the most toxic drugs safe for breastfeeding. I advise interrupting your breastfeeding for that period.

    Please call us at the InfantRisk Center if this has not completely answered your question.*(806)352-2519

    -James Abbey, MD

    The following references may be useful to your physician if he or she needs more information:

    de la Torre R, Farr? M, Roset PN, Pizarro N, Abanades S, Segura M, Segura J,
    Cam? J. Human pharmacology of MDMA: pharmacokinetics, metabolism, and
    disposition. Ther Drug Monit. 2004 Apr;26(2):137-44. Review. PubMed PMID: