Frequent question: How many cups of coffee can you have a day 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.

Can I have one coffee a day while breastfeeding?

Most breastfeeding mothers can consume a moderate amount of caffeine (eg a few cups of coffee or tea each day) without it affecting their babies. Newborn babies however can be particularly sensitive to caffeine. This is because it can take a newborn baby a long time (ie half-life of 50–100 hours) to process caffeine.

Does coffee affect breast milk supply?

Consuming Too Much Caffeine

Caffeinated soda, coffee, tea, and chocolate are OK in moderation. However, large amounts of caffeine can dehydrate your body and lower your production of breast milk. Too much caffeine also can affect your breastfeeding baby.

How long does it take for coffee to get to breast milk?

Maternal Levels. Caffeine appears in breastmilk with a peak usually occurring about 1 hour after a dose.

How does caffeine affect baby?

Facts: Numerous studies on animals have shown that caffeine can cause birth defects, premature labor, preterm delivery, reduced fertility, and increase the risk of low-birth-weight offspring and other reproductive problems.

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Is decaf coffee OK for breastfeeding?

It’s absolutely fine to drink decaf coffee whilst breastfeeding. In fact, there are even some health benefits to it. Just like regular coffee, decaffeinated coffee contains antioxidants, but about fifteen percent may be lost during the decaffeination process.

Can carbonation affect breast milk?

For something to pass into your milk, it must first pass into your bloodstream. It’s the carbonation in sodas, etc. that can cause gas in mom. The bubbles in a carbonated drink cannot pass into your milk and affect baby.

How long after coffee can I pump?

Instead, you’ll have to wait for the caffeine to naturally metabolize out of your breastmilk. If you’re concerned about your baby consuming caffeine from your breast milk, remember that caffeine levels in breast milk peak about one to two hours after you’ve had your coffee.

What foods will decrease my milk supply?

Top 5 food / drinks to avoid if you have a low milk supply:

  • Carbonated beverages.
  • Caffeine – coffee, black tea, green tea, etc.
  • Excess Vitamin C & Vitamin B –supplements or drinks with excessive vitamin C Or B (Vitamin Water, Powerade, oranges/orange juice and citrus fruits/juice.)