Breastfeeding and coffee
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|Sun, 10-21-2012 - 2:56pm|
I'm new here. I have a four month old baby boy he has been on breastmilk exclusively until 2 weeks ago when I started supplimenting with formula two days a week (he goes to the daycare on those two days and I don't have time to pump anymore).
My question is about caffeine and babies. How much coffee is ok and how much is dangerous. I'm planning to take a very important exam before the semester is over so I need to stay up at night and wake up early and so far without coffee it has been a big struggle. The internet has very contradicting information. Some say one cup is ok, some say up to two is ok. Others say none at all since the caffeine will accumulate in the baby's blood and make him fussy and so on. So how much is safe? How long should I wait before I nurse after I have a cup of coffee? So far, I have been having my cup of coffee right after I nurse him (7 or 8pm) as he sleeps until 12 or 1:00 after that, before waking up for a night feeding. I can't tell if it bothers him or not because sometimes he would stay awake for a little before he falls asleep again and sometimes he falls asleep right away so I haven't been able to observe a pattern.
Let me know what you all think.