Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Rashieda | 2010/11/19



i''m breast feeding my 3month old. can i drink at least 1 cup of coffee a day, say 3-4 times a week? What are the consequences if its non de-caf.

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There should be no problem with this as you are drinking very little coffee indeed. One or two cups of coffee a day is regarded as being safe for breastfeeding mothers.

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Posted by: Purple | 2010/11/22

Sorry, I typed pregnant, but I meant to type breastfeeding (the caffeien guidelines are the same for both though).

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Posted by: Purple | 2010/11/19

You can drink coffee while pregnant.

Your total caffiene intake should not exceed the equivalent of 3 cups of filter coffee per day. So bear in mind that instant coffee, tea, chocolate, cola drinks all have caffiene in them.

If you have a lot, your baby can get a bit fidgety or might have trouble falling asleep.

I cup of coffee each morning is not going to cause a problem.

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