BFing Mamas JULY 2008

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BFing Mamas JULY 2008

Are any of you still avoiding caffeine? I have been but really wonder if it's that big of a deal any more. Should I still try to stay away?

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i did avoid it at first, but i have been drinking one cup a day for the last couple months. i just need that pick me up in the morning!

i never even used to like coffee....it was always yuck to me...but i do enjoy it now!

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avoiding caffeine? are you kidding me? did you say avoiding caffeine? no way! i have to have caffeine. if i don't, i get a migraine (not like that's new though). i drink a cup of coffee each and every day. i don't consume caffeine in the afternoon (after 1400) though. i do find that it affects luken. if i drink LOTS of caffeine, he takes short little naps and is crabby.

i avoided caffeine whilst ttc and during the first trimester of pg. after that, i caved.

anyway . . . i can't imagine NOT having caffeine.

h

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Like Heidi, I get headaches if I don't have my caffeine so I've never avoided it.

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Well good to know it's not like poison to babies Blum 3

I haven't completely stayed away, but I have had started to have a cup of coffee after Rylee goes to be each night. I figure that's the longest stretch I get before I have to feed her again....oh boy is it good!!

But I was just thinking because I decided to have a diet coke with my lunch, and then realized I had to pump in a half hour. Didn't know if it would really cause that much problem for Rylee when she drank the milk or not.

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I have had one can of pop most everyday from the time I got my BFP until now. Like PP I try to drink them in the afternoon/morning (yes I don't like coffee so pop is my pick-me-up when I need it). I would say 2-3 times a week I might drink two cans but I make sure I drink a lot of water then to counteract the caffeine on my milk supply.

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I don't really drink caffeine ever, unless its the occasional Dr. Pepper. I don't drink coffee, and am not much of a soda drinker (except i have to have root beer with my pizza) so i figure the occasional dr pepper is probably fine--and I do mean occasional, like MAYBE once a month if that.

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I *NEVER* gave up coffee. Not while TTC, not while pg and not while nursing. Smile

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"Emilys3Guppies" wrote:

I *NEVER* gave up coffee. Not while TTC, not while pg and not while nursing. Smile

yup this is me too!!

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I never gave it up... but I also never, ever, ever, drink it! Not coffee or tea. Vile stuff! :puke2:

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I never avoided... even during pregnancy.. As soon as my kiddos were born they gave it to them anyway.. heck Aybra even came home on it.

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"Jeffininer" wrote:

Well good to know it's not like poison to babies Blum 3

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No, it's not poison to babies. However, caffeine is metabolized much slower in babies that it is in adults. It takes babies a lot longer to get it out of their system than it does for us.

H

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I gave it up when I was pregnant but it wasn't hard for me because I only used to drink one cup in the morning and am not a pop drinker. I started drinking decafe and that's still what I do. I just like the taste and don't miss the caffeine. I did have one caffeinated cup while nursing at around 7pm one night, and Evan was wiiiiide awake until midnight! I couldn't figure out why at first! I have read that if you consumed caffeine while pregnant, your baby is not as affected by it after being born and being exposed through breastmilk. Their system is more used to it.

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"kiss_the_fiddler" wrote:

avoiding caffeine? are you kidding me? did you say avoiding caffeine? no way! i have to have caffeine. if i don't, i get a migraine (not like that's new though). i drink a cup of coffee each and every day.

i can't imagine not having caffine.

THIS!!! With 3 kids, it's almost a NEED for me. I have 2 cups of coffee in the morning, and a diet Big Red (made with splenda instead of aspertame) for lunch and my recomended gal of water the rest of the day. Matt still takes 1 decent nap in the morning and cat naps in the car as we run to the store, dr's appointments, wherever.

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I never gave up coffee either. I have had one a day throughout pregnancy and up till now with BFing. I never have more than one a day anyway, and i've been told that limited quatities are fine.

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I never gave it up this time but I do limit it to 1 cup (ok sometimes 2 cups) a day. With DS I couldn't have any caffeine, even chocolate!, it wired him up.

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I drink a cup of leaded tea a few times a week...Dr. sears says it's not a bigg deal to drink caffiene while bfing

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"~HollyBear~" wrote:

I don't really drink caffeine ever, unless its the occasional Dr. Pepper. I don't drink coffee, and am not much of a soda drinker (except i have to have root beer with my pizza) so i figure the occasional dr pepper is probably fine--and I do mean occasional, like MAYBE once a month if that.

Dr. pepper doesn't have caffiene!

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"Emilys3Guppies" wrote:

I *NEVER* gave up coffee. Not while TTC, not while pg and not while nursing. Smile

This!

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"ddublino" wrote:

Dr. pepper doesn't have caffiene!

Are you sure? I am pretty sure it does!

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"ddublino" wrote:

Dr. pepper doesn't have caffiene!

One can of Dr Pepper has 41milligrams of caffiene in it. Diet Dr Pepper has the same amount. You can get caffiene-free Dr. Pepper, but it will be clearly labelled as "Caffiene Free".