Mom’s caf­feine spikes breast milk

HT Ludhiana Live - - Wellness -

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.

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