Are Energy Drinks Safe When Breastfeeding?

Kathleen Tackett's picture

QUESTION

Dear Lactation Consultant,
My doctor just recently informed me that I was underweight and prescribed energy drinks for me. If I continued to consume them while I'm breastfeeding will they have any kind of effect?

ANSWER

There are no special breastfeeding considerations. It is just like eating any food. What you're describing (an energy drink) does not contain any medications. Any food product is safe while breastfeeding.

-- Nancy, IBCLC