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.
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