Coffee is a popular and addictive drink because it contains caffeine to help you stay awake. Because of that, many mothers who are breastfeeding still maintain the habit of drinking coffee every day. Should you drink coffee while breastfeeding? GREEN Bach Khoa will answer for you.
firstShould you drink coffee while breastfeeding?
According to Dr. Truong Anh Thu Pharmacist belongs to the Hospital of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh Citywhen you drink coffee will have a small amount (less than 1%) will go into your milk and stay for several hours. If your baby is under 3 months old, be very careful because a baby’s metabolism can’t break down or get rid of the caffeine in their body. This will cause the caffeine in coffee to accumulate and cause irritability, irritability and insomnia in children.
2How should mothers drink coffee?
Although it affects children’s discomfort, it is not necessary for mothers to completely quit coffee. The important thing here is that you should limit your coffee intake during this period. Usually you maintain the habit of drinking 1-2 cups of coffee a day, Make sure the amount of caffeine does not exceed 300mg (note that different types of coffee beans will have different amounts of caffeine).
Besides, the caffeine in coffee will take effect 1 hour after drinking. Therefore, it is necessary to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day because coffee will make you dehydrated, affecting the supply of milk for children.. To make sure the caffeine you’re consuming isn’t affecting your baby, do a test.
Drink 1-2 cups of coffee a day, breastfeed normally, and then observe if the child’s behavior is different (eg irritability, irritability, refusal to sleep), reduce the amount of coffee or stop drinking. And if you don’t see any strange symptoms, you continue to drink, no problem at all.
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To ensure the health of your baby and help you maintain the habit of drinking coffee every day, you need to pay attention to the dosage and scientific way of drinking coffee. Wishing you both good health!
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