Is Coffee compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Coffee?

Coffee

March 21, 2018 (Low Risk)

Infant intake after usual daily consumption of the mother is lower than usual recommended dose for neonatal apnea treatment.

Elimination-time period may last from few hours in adults, to 3-4 days in the newborn infant.

At higher dose (more than 300 mg per day) caffeine may induce irritability, tremor and insomnia in the infant. However, some infants may develop irritability at a lower dose; in those cases the mother should decide appropriate coffee intake. Some studies have failed to show harmful effect among infants whose mothers were strong coffee consumers even during pregnancy.

Daily intake as high as 1 liter or more has been associated to anemia and iron deficiency in mothers and breastfed infants. Also, has been related to the Raynaud's phenomenon in the nipple of nursing women.

Mean Caffeine content: 1 coffee cup: 100 mg, 1 black tea cup: 80 mg, 1 green tea cup: 50 mg, 1 liter of cola & soda and energizers beverages 100 to 340 mg.

See also Caffeine as medication.

The American Academy of Pediatrics rates it compatible with breastfeeding.


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Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Coffee.

Very Low Risk

Compatible. Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.

Very High Risk

Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.

Synonyms

  • Cafe
  • Caffeine ( beverages)
  • Cola
  • Green Coffee Bean
  • Kopi luwak (civet coffee)
  • Mocha

Writings

  • Coffea arabica (Latin, botanical name)
  • Coffea canephora (Latin, botanical name)
  • Καφές (Greek)

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