Are you worried that you’ll have to give up your morning cup of joe habit while breastfeeding? Yesterday I told you about why coffee can be good for you. I’ve also told you about coffee safety during pregnancy. But what about while nursing?
A cup of coffee while breastfeeding is fine! In fact it’s probably very welcomed after sleepless nights.
Some babies might react negatively to the caffeine so watch out for these signs:
- not sleeping well or for long periods
- overly active
As babies age they might be able to tolerate it better. So if you try having a cup of coffee and you know right away tht your newborn is not tolerating it, try again in a few months.
Remember moderate intake is considered 300 mg/day. Try to limit yourself to one cup each day.
I love my morning cup of coffee. I have it right after I feed my daughter in the morning.