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Is it ok to have caffeine if I am breastfeeding?

Is it ok to have caffeine if I am breastfeeding?

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 mom may be napping between baby feedings, so should avoid caffeine. Also, new babies may be more sensitive to the small amount of caffeine in breastmilk, compared to babies over 3 months. A mom can have her caffeine after breastfeeding, to be safest. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Green tea (caffeine) while breastfeeding, is this okay?

Green tea (caffeine) while breastfeeding, is this okay?

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 avoid excessive caffeine while breastfeeding, so a cup of tea or coffee in the AM is ok, but baby will get the caffeine around early afternoon. Large amounts of caffeine are not good for you or baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to drink caffeine while breastfeeding?

Is it safe for me to drink caffeine while breastfeeding?

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 mom may be napping between baby feedings, so should avoid caffeine. Also, new babies may be more sensitive to the small amount of caffeine in breastmilk, compared to babies over 3 months. A mom can drink her caffeine after breastfeeding, to be safest. ...Read more

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How do I stop my addiction to caffeine safely while breastfeeding with little to no side effects?

How do I stop my addiction to caffeine safely while breastfeeding with little to no side effects?

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 week. Basically you cut it down by one cup per day for a whole week before you lower it further. This will hopefully cut down on any chance of you having caffeine withdrawal headaches. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take detox teas, caffeine free if I only breastfeed 2 times a day?

Is it okay to take detox teas, caffeine free if I only breastfeed 2 times a day?

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 bodies will clear out unneeded materials without help. No supplements are needed, unless one wants extra fiber to move bowels better. Proper diet, enough exercise, and a healthy mind should normalize bowels. Diseases may need treatment, but not "detox". ...Read more

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I am breastfeeeding and i eliminated dairy, nuts, caffeine , and chocolate . Anything else i can do in my diet to help my 6 weeks old baby's ger.?

I am breastfeeeding and i eliminated dairy, nuts, caffeine , and chocolate . Anything else i can do in my diet to help my 6 weeks old baby's ger.?

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 milk. In on this is on the web. Also, make sure the child is upright at a 30 degree angle for at least thirty minutes after a feeding. There are medications that can help. Your doctor can also help you determine if this is ger. ...Read more

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Should caffeine be limited while you are breast-feeding?

Should caffeine be limited while you are breast-feeding?

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 sparingly later. Relative baby transfer is up to 25%. Peak bm levels @1-2hrs after taken. Aggitation, jittery, fussiness etc are possible. Chronic use may decrease iron in bm. See hall "medications and mothers' milk, 2010. ...Read more

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Is it ok to consume caffeine, like a cup of coffee a day, if i'm breast feeding?

Is it ok to consume caffeine, like a cup of coffee a day, if i'm breast feeding?

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 problems & tremors. By a week or two this is not usually an issue for most due to improvements in kidney function. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have caffeine while taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Is it ok to have caffeine while taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Only you can tell. : Caffeine is a stimulant. Unlike stimulant medications, it does not specifically target receptors in areas of the brain that inhibit behavior & sustain attention to salient information or tasks.The maximum adult dose of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is 70 mg./day. Caffeine is not contra-indicated, but some patients report that taking both causes them to have increased anxiety, agitation, irritability &/or insomnia. ...Read more