Win a Nespresso Inissia Bundle which include a Aeroccino Plus milk frother to the mom that loves coffee.
Is it safe to have caffeine while I’m breastfeeding?
Yes, but don’t overdo it. When caffeine enters your bloodstream, a small amount of it (usually less than 1 percent) ends up in your breast milk. The amount in your milk peaks a couple of hours after you consume it.
Since your newborn’s body can’t easily break down and get rid of caffeine, it may accumulate in his system. (At about 3 months, your baby will begin to process caffeine more efficiently, and over time it’ll become easier for him to excrete it.)
Many experts say that a moderate amount of caffeine (no more than 300 milligrams per day, or the amount in about 16 ounces of brewed coffee) is fine for nursing moms and should cause no changes in most babies’ behavior. But drinking more than two or three cups of coffee a day may cause one or both of you to become irritable, jittery, or agitated, and can contribute to sleeping problems.
That said, every baby is different. If your baby seems to be bothered when you have even a small amount of caffeine, you may want to cut it out of your diet for a while to see if that makes a difference.
Caffeine is not ONLY found in coffee, so make sure you count your caffeine intake with taking into account that tea also contains caffeine:
|coffee, generic brewed||240ml||95-200 mg|
|espresso, generic||30ml||64 mg|
|coffee, generic instant||1 tsp granules||31 mg|
|coffee, generic decaffeinated||240ml||2 mg|
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