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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is it safe to take caffeine free water pills while i'm breastfeeding? Will it harm my baby in any way?
Ask your pediatric: Doc, i would not recommend it.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe for my baby,if i drink dandelion root tea during breastfeeding to reduce edema?will it pass to the milk?
I hope you discussed: the benefits vs. risks of your progesterone & anti-prolactin medications with both your OB & your Pediatrician. Apparently, one shouldn't use dandelion tea as a diuretic for more than 3-4 weeks, nor take it with a prescribed diuretic. Since there are no studies on the " dose" of the tea, I can't tell you what %age crosses into breastmilk or how safe it is. ...Read more
Is it okay to drink caffeine while taking amoxicillion? I only drink about 80 mg a day but I just want to make sure it is safe
Yes: ..it is safe. Thanks for trusting HealthTap. ...Read more
Yes and No: Asking physicians about caffeine is a great example of "Do as we say, not as we do." Physicians are notorious for suffering from symptoms of "Caffeinism" which results from the chronic use of 500mg or more of caffeine per day. Caffeine's stimulant effects are both a benefit and a potential curse. "Moderation is best" but again that is advice coming from a fully caffeinated physician. ...Read more
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