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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ByJeanne Cygnus, IBCLC, RLC
Lactation Specialist
Updated
Mar 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.

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