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can you have caffeine while breastfeeding

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
31 years experience Pediatrics
Small amounts in AM: Most drug concentrations peak within a few hours in breast milk. Foods usually will reach the baby by about 6 hours after ingestion. You should avoi ... Read More
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Probably: Most babies tolerate the small amount of caffeine that is excreted into the breastmilk. If you find the baby is excessively fussy than usual for tha ... Read More

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Most children tolerate small amounts of caffeine in breast milk just fine, so keep your intake on the low side. If the baby gets jittery when nursing ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Safe? Yeah, to a point. Caffeine is a known neuro stimulant, and will make it into the breast milk. If you have a small amount of caffeine, such as 1- ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A breastfeeding mom (with no past caffeine problems) may enjoy some caffeinated drinks after her baby is 2-3 months. During the first 2-3 months, a mo ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Stopping Caffeine: There is no danger in just stopping caffeine. One does not seize or have other medical problems with withdrawal like other addictive substances. Ther ... Read More
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Cut back slowly: If you drink 5 cups a day, cut it down to 4 cups a day per week than 3 cups a day for a week then 2 cups a day for a week then one cup a day for a wee ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask your pediatric: Doc, i would not recommend it.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Please ask again: Please ask question again with the ingredients of the tea.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
We're self-cleaning: Not needed. Humans, designed or evolved over millions of years, are self-cleaning. That means we should eat what we are designed to eat, and our bodie ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Martin
21 years experience Pediatrics
Meds and diet: Some children with ger have a milk protein allergy. You have to eliminate not just dairy but anything containing casein and whey, the proteins in mil ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It will take up to 4 days for the newborn (12 hrs @ 3mo) to eliminate half the caffeine they get thru bm it is a good idea to avoid it early and use s ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: Premi's & newborns have a hard time clearing the caffeine out of their system (can take 2 days to clear) & this can lead to irritability, sleeping pro ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Can be?: If u od it is!
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