Caffeine and Breastfeeding?

Is it safe to drink caffeine while I'm breastfeeding? How much is okay?
save article
profile picture of Amy Spangler, MN, RN, IBCLC, author of Breastfeeding: A Parent’s Guide
Updated February 28, 2017
Hero Image

If you simply have to have a morning cup of joe, rest assured that small amounts of caffeine are safe (one to two cups of regular coffee a day) for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. And there’s no evidence to show that caffeine decreases a mother’s milk supply.

But be careful of overdoing the caffeine. Large amounts (more than two caffeine-containing drinks a day) can  make your baby fussy and wakeful. And we’re guessing that’s not something you want to risk!

More from The Bump:

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

save article
Related Video

Next on Your Reading List

Article removed.
Name added. View Your List