Caffeine And Pregnancy

Caffeine is not only found in coffee but also in other beverages such as tea (green tea included), cocoa, soft drinks, root beers and energy drinks. There are also some over-the-counter medications for example headache, cold/flu and allergy medications that contain caffeine, so make sure you check with your doctor before taking any kind of medicine. Too much caffeine during pregnancy may lead to your baby being born with a low birth weight leading to health problems later in their life. It can also result in miscarriage.

Milk, fruit juice, decaffeinated tea and water are healthy alternatives during pregnancy. Limit caffeine intake to less than 200mg/day which is the equivalent of 1 small mug of instant coffee/ 1 mug of tea/ 1 can of cola. Fizzy drinks actually increase heart burn so if you want to avoid the discomfort then cut them out completely. You won’t regret it!

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What about Caffeine when breastfeeding? Is that safe?