#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: Is Coffee Good While Breastfeeding?


Q: Hello Doctor, is coffee good
while breast-feeding?

A: Coffee and other
foods and drinks that contain caffeine should, definitely be avoided when
breastfeeding as much as possible. Caffeine in coffee energy drinks, some soft
drinks etc. This makes the baby irritable and by extension, makes sleep
difficult for the baby.

Other foods to avoid or limit their consumption while breast-feeding:

Alcohol: This should be avoided at all costs.

Cigarette (yeah, yeah, I know it’s not food) should also be avoided
as it reduces the production of breast milk.

If baby reacts to what the mother ate, efforts should be made to
pinpoint what the mother ate before the incident started and then eliminating
that from the diet to see if the diarrhea or allergy stops.

Make sure that you eat well: lots of fruits and vegetables and
complex carbohydrates. Cut out the junk that will not help you achieve…

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