Caffeine during pregnancy?

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Registered: 04-17-2009
Caffeine during pregnancy?
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Wed, 06-15-2011 - 11:42am
I think I feel comfortable cutting out all caffeine during PG, yet I keep hearing mixed advice about it. My mom continued to have a cup of coffee every day and we turned out fine!

What do you plan to do?

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Registered: 04-17-2009
Wed, 06-22-2011 - 11:06am
Ah, I am not doing so well either! I used to never drink coffee and I was fine. What happened to me??

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Mon, 07-11-2011 - 9:31pm

When I got pregnant with DS, my plan was to only drink de-caf tea (I don't drink coffee or pop but have 2-3 teas a day) for the first trimester and the have an occasional cup of real tea after that.

~Em~

Mommy to Nate and expecting a little girl Nov. 2012

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Registered: 09-22-2001
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 12:27am

I'm the WORST person to ask about this.

Jules - Happily married and Momma to DS, DD and expecting our Caboose Baby 11/24/2012


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Registered: 04-17-2009
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 9:44am
Em: I hadn't thought of decaf tea, good idea!

Jules: I am sure it will be tough for me too! I think I will have caffeine, alcohol and hot baths whenever I get my periods during TTC! :)

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Registered: 05-09-2002
Thu, 07-14-2011 - 9:02pm

I will cut out coffee 100%.

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Registered: 05-09-2002
Thu, 07-14-2011 - 9:05pm

I am sure I will need plenty of coffee with a baby once born though - can you drink caffeine while breastfeeding?!

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Registered: 04-17-2009
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 2:23pm
I am not sure, but I know I won't drinking alcohol while BF!

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Registered: 05-04-2009
Sat, 07-23-2011 - 11:44am

I had caffeine while BF, but it really depends on your baby. From what I've seen, most people try a little caffeine and then see how it affects the baby. I always tried to drink my cup of coffee right after nursing/pumping to minimize the amount of caffeine still in my system when it was time to nurse/pump again. If you have a good milk supply, you can pump and dump if you have too much coffee, and then feed your baby stored milk.

-Jenn

Mom to Ashley Elizabeth, born 11/3/09

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Mon, 07-25-2011 - 11:17am
That's good to know, thanks! Knowing myself, I will probably end up drinking coffee anyway during PG and BF, lol.

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