okay now i was told that i could not drink coffee while breastfeeding, which i havnt but i was sondering why. is it that the caffine will go straight to the milk and to the baby? sorry if my speling is off. i mean they throw all these friggin' pills at me to take for pain but i cant drink coffee. i didnt take the pills. i was worried that it could effect the baby.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:22 PM on Feb. 6, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by sati769leigh at 2:25 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by CinderAmethyst at 2:28 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
You can drink coffee in moderation (1-2 cups per day) as long as your baby tollerates it. Most babies do fine, a small percentage are bothered by it. Lots of great info at Breastfeeding and Caffeine
There is no evidence that caffeine decreases milk supply.
Caffeine is approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics for use in breastfeeding mothers. Per Medications and Mother's Milk (Hale 2002, p. 100-102) caffeine is in Lactation Risk Category L2 (safer); milk levels are quite low (0.06-1.5% of maternal dose) and usually peak 1 hour after ingestion.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 3:01 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by sonnalynn at 3:08 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
Coffee in moderation. Discontinue coffee, cola, caffeine products if you notice an adverse effect in baby after you consume these things.
Answer by Krysta622 at 4:44 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by Gailll at 6:27 PM on Feb. 6, 2010