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Sometimes I feel guilty having my coffee while baby is breastfeeding.

Posted by mom319297, 26th July 2019

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  • I’d probably play it safe and have the coffee at another time in case you spill the hot liquid.

  • I have breasted 3 kids and never had coffee while doing it as the caffeine makes babies wake up more at night

  • I would probably not have anything hot bear my baby whilst breastfeeding, accidents happen and I’d hate to think it could’ve easily been prevented.

  • I know a Mum who drank a lot of black coffee to dry her breastmilk up. I don’t know who told her that but it certainly worked. She went from having way too much to almost nothing within 7 days. She told a relative she didn’t want to be a Jersey (cow). She had trouble gettting her baby to take a bottle but she never expressed milk and bottled it at all (it would take too long).

  • I did it myself :)
    I once was breastfeeding my son holding him in my left arm, whilst holding a hot cup of tea in my right hand. Being sleep deprived I started dozing off and the tea started pouring. I remember my husband taking it off me.
    All I want to say is that hot drink around babies can be a bit dangerous when you’re tired, but otherwise enjoy it !

  • You are still feeding your baby, you have nothing to feel guilty about. Enjoy your coffee, you deserve it. I drink mine whilst bf, I just make sure I’m extra careful and it’s not scalding hot.

  • are you guilty about drinking coffee or drinking coffee when feeding?

  • I drink 3 over the course of the day and bubs is fine! Don’t forget to enjoy the small pleasures yourself too, being a breastfeeding mum can be tough!

  • It didn’t do any harm to my daughter when I was breastfeeding her. I think if you enjoy a coffee have a coffee.

  • Completely fine! If you’re having more than one a day tho maybe have coffee afterwards

  • There are so many conflicting messages these days about what is right and wrong regarding this and other things about raising children. At the end of the day I believe one needs to work out what is right for them, I too felt guilty with so many things and so some of them I just simply changed (like to decaf coffee) and therefore minimized the many guilts that I felt.

  • Small amounts of caffeine is unlikely to affect your milk. But as other posters have suggested be careful not to spill any hot coffee on bub – that would be a bigger risk.

  • I’d say so long as its not boiling hot? Just incase it spills. Mine are always warm by the time I actually get to me anyway :)

  • Yes! Just don’t sit the cup on the baby and don’t spill it

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