Coffee while nursing

Philippines
January 27, 2011 8:31am CST
Hi to all mothers here in mylot. I have a 14 months old baby .. He's still on br.eastfeeding. Well I have been wondering if its really okay to have coffee while nursing.. Well I asked my OB-gyne right after I gave birth.. she said that drinking coffee will not affect my milk just as long as it is moderated. Meaning, once a day, twice is max. I drink coke too sometimes. I dont think there's an effect, well one time I drank coffee and hours later after nursing, my baby is so active.. kinda like sugar rush.. hahaha..
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@koalatbs (2231)
• United States
27 Jan 11
I agree with your doctor chiedenn. I think as long as you drink caffeinated beverages, namely coffee or soda, in moderation it is probably ok for your baby. As you mentioned, you probably should not drink stuff like that late at night and then nurse your baby because it kept the baby active. So obviously, it does have an effect. Just think of it this way, the milk is made inside you and everything you put into your body will contribute to the nutritional quality of the milk. Just use your best judgement and make sure you eat well. If you don't think you can eat a healthy diet, make sure you take a multi-vitamin daily to supplement your nutritional intake.
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
Thanks for the tip :) I was just happy coz I can still drink coffee. Coz when I was pregnant, they told me not to drink coffee.. so I really was relieved when my OB told me before that I can drink coffee just in moderation. I'm okay with that.. Thanks again for the insight :)
@rowantree (1190)
• United States
27 Jan 11
If you're nursing, I was told to drink only decaffeinated coffee and certainly no caffeinated soft drinks. All that caffeine and sugar is definitely bad for your baby.
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
Yeah I've read that somewhere too, rowantree. Thanks for sharing :)