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Q&A: Can I Eat Chocolate?

Is it okay for me to each chocolate while I'm breastfeeding? Or is it something I should stay away from?
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Lactation Specialist
Updated
March 2, 2017
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Yes. Having some chocolate for dessert is a wonderful way to treat yourself and is fine while you are breastfeeding. One study showed that it was safe as long as you consumed less than one pound per day. Enjoy.

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.

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