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Pumping Survival Guide - Part 6: Caffeine

Have you heard...

"You shouldn't be drinking coffee, all that caffeine is going to keep the baby up all night"

and believed them?

Here's the full story...

Moderate caffeine consumption can be safe for *most* mothers and babies (around 200-300mg per day). Caffeine is typically found in coffee, tea, soda, chocolate, energy drinks, and some medicines. Caffeine concentration in coffee and tea can vary based on factors like brewing methods.

Our bodies are unique and we all process caffeine differently. Preterm and newborns break down caffeine more slowly, for these situations it's best to consider alternatives. Be sure to monitor baby for any side effects from mother's caffeine intake.

What is your favorite caffeinated drink? Let me know in the comments.


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