Mom’s caffeine spikes breast milk
M others struggling to get their babies to sleep should consider cutting back on their own caffeine intake. Drinking coffee, tea, soft drinks and even eating chocolate increases the level of the stimulant in the mother’s blood, which is passed on babies being breastfed, making them sleepless, restless and irritable.
Babies can’t remove caffeine from their bodies, especially in their first two weeks of life. Ideally new mums should not have more than 300 mg of caffeine — equivalent to three cups of coffee a day.