Coffee, a popular drink for all ages, has caffeine that acts on the central nervous system. Coffee is used for making the brain active and treating some illnesses such as headaches, respiratory diseases, etc.
For breastfeeding mothers, coffee is greatly harmful to their children.
A high amount of caffeine intake can affect the body. Also, caffeine can pass through to breast milk. For mothers who are breastfeeding, drinking coffee may affect their babies.
How does it affect babies?
Caffeine in breast milk doesn’t have a serious effect on babies. However, mothers who regularly drink a high amount of caffeine may affect the babies’ behaviors which are caused by caffeine acting on the central nervous system. For example, sleep deprivation, waking up easily, restless, fussy, and having difficulty with latching on.
So, more or less amount of caffeine in milk depends on the amount of caffeine consumed by the mothers. Also, caffeine can pass through to breast milk easily and quickly.
Therefore, if any mothers cannot stop drinking coffee while breastfeeding, it is recommended to reduce caffeine consumption so that it can reduce the amount of caffeine reaching babies.