Hide This

FREEHER HealthToolkit

HER Health Toolkit

Sign up for EmpowHER updates and you'll receive our
FREE HER Health Toolkit

Pregnancy

Get Email Updates

Resource Centers

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!

Breastfeeding and Caffeine Consumption -- HER Daily Dose

By Bailey Mosier
 
Rate This

More Videos from Bailey Mosier 30 videos in this series

In this edition of HER Daily Dose, Bailey Mosier explains why some medical experts caution mothers against consuming caffeine.

Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier and this is your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose.

In an article published in the Journal of Caffeine Research, doctors warn against mothers consuming caffeine while breast feeding.

Medical experts caution mothers against consuming caffeine because babies are not able to metabolize or excrete caffeine very well, and thus a breastfeeding mother’s consumption of caffeine may lead to symptoms such as wakefulness and irritability in their child.

Caffeine is found in a wide range of products in addition to coffee, tea, and chocolate, including soft drinks, sports drinks, and some over-the-counter medications. So if you’re a new mother and breastfeeding, it’s wise to limit your caffeine intake because newborns have difficulty metabolizing caffeine.

That wraps up your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose. Join me here at EmpowHER.com every weekday for your next dose of women’s health.

Add a CommentComments

There are no comments yet. Be the first one and get the conversation started!

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy

Improved

1679 Health

Changed

630 Lives

Saved

479 Lives
1 lives impacted in the last 24 hrs Learn More

Take Our Featured Health Poll

Do you support the idea of a single woman using In Vitro Fertilization to have a baby?:
View Results