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Do you drink caffeine while breastfeeing?

I've been nursing my son for 4 months and haven't touched any coffee. I'm kinda dying...haha. I've heard a cup a day is okay...what have you noticed?

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Asked by Sarahbeth7 at 9:10 AM on Oct. 3, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Yes, I do. I am awful! :/ With my first I didn't drink any, with my second I drank a little bit, with my 3rd I drank a cup a day, with my fourth. Well . . . . . . with kids ages 4, 3, 2, and almost 1, let's just say I drink what I need to. :D

    I try to drink my coffee immediately after nursing, that way the caffeine has some time to go through my body before I nurse again.

    Answer by micheledo at 9:15 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • My dd's 17 mo & I'm still BF twice a day. I love my coffee! When she was younger & nursing more frequently I just nursed her before I drank any. By the time she nursed again in a few hours I didn't notice any effects from the caffeine. I started drinking it about 4 mo I think. No change in personality or energy level for her.

    Answer by Nyx7 at 9:17 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • I drank mountain dew all the time when breastfeeding my first. I also smoked. I also ate things I wasn't supposed to when pregnant. I basically did a ton of things I shouldn't have. My son is 3, and intelligent and perfectly fine. I think too many people worry that they'll mess their kids up for life. Enjoy that cup of coffee! You've earned it.

    Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 9:26 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • I tried drinking caffeine with both of my pregnancies but both times it would keep my infants awake at night. So I had to stop if I wanted to sleep at night.

    Answer by AmyLynn5398 at 9:44 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • My first child couldn't handle even a couple sips of caffeine while I was nursing him, but my second was fine with it. My first child would get cranky and not sleep if I even took a couple sips. Just like alcohol if you drink it right after a nursing session it will likely pass from your blood stream before the next nursing session and be fine. After my first was going longer stretches without nursing that is what I did and had no problem.

    Answer by aeneva at 9:56 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • I am sure I did sometimes. I tried really hard not to though! lol

    Answer by mom2maddie06 at 8:06 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

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