Is it safe to drink coffee if I am breastfeeding?
Yes, it is perfectly safe to have caffeine when you’re breastfeeding. Though the caffeine you eat and drink does end up in your breast milk, most research suggests that amount is less than one percent of what you ingest. How many cups of coffee are okay?
How much caffeine can you drink while breastfeeding?
Though babies can’t process caffeine as quickly as adults, breastfeeding mothers can still consume moderate amounts. You can safely have up to 300 mg of caffeine per day — or the equivalent of two to three cups (470–710 ml) of coffee.
How does drinking coffee affect a breastfed baby?
- poor sleep patterns
What foods should you avoid while breastfeeding?
While food allergies and sensitivities will vary from baby to baby, the most common foods that can trigger a negative response are cow’s milk (dairy), soy, gluten, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts, shellfish and citrus. This doesn’t mean you should avoid these foods while breastfeeding from the start.