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Can you drink caffeine while breastfeeding?

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Asked by Danielle55 at 11:08 PM on Jul. 20, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • i think you can but i dident, remember what u eat your baby eats

    Answer by DeeMarie87 at 11:09 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • Because breastmilk isn't filtered thru the body, any caffiene you take in will transfer to baby and may cause fussiness or anxiety.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 11:09 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • I did a little bit - just one cup of coffee a day. Just remember - what you eat and drink, your baby eats and drinks.

    Answer by beckie66 at 11:10 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • can you? Yes you can
    can it effect baby and make baby cranky & moody? Yes it does


    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 11:12 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • I did not, because the caffeine may affect the baby. I would just order my lattes decaf.

    Answer by JeanetteRene at 11:12 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • It really depends on the baby. Caffeine does pass in breastmilk, some babies are more sensitive to it than others. I bf'd all three of my kids: two did not react to caffeine at all, but one used to get extremely wired when I had too much caffeine, so I had to really cut back and limit it to morning hours only so she would sleep at night.

    Answer by Freela at 11:13 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • I drank caffeine while I breastfed and it didnt hurt my son.

    Answer by Decker at 11:16 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • Yep, but watch baby's reaction if it keeps baby up all night you might wanna reconsider. I drank caffeine the day I delivered and had my daily lattes and baby bf the entire time, it didnt effect him at all but not all babies are the same.

    Answer by legalmom343 at 11:19 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • ive always been told to LIMIT or not drink it at all.

    Answer by tayseansmom7505 at 11:53 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • Yes, but in moderation. Baby will get some of the caffeine too. While breastmilk isn't filtered by the body caffeine is. It would depend on how soon after you drink it that you feed the baby.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:02 AM on Jul. 21, 2010

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