Will completely switching to decaf coffee help a newborn baby be less fussy if you’re breastfeeding?

Will completely switching to decaf coffee help a newborn baby be less fussy if you’re breastfeeding?

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  1. For goodness sake switch to decaf. Caffeine goes straight to breastmilk. Even alcohol isn’t as bad.
    Just give it a break for 6 months, at least while their body is small. Your baby may be fussy for various reasons but caffeine is not doing them any favours.

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  2. You can have a cup of regular coffee and it won’t affect your breastmilk. It’s if you drink a lot of regular coffee then it will affect your milk. Honestly, I wouldn’t want to drink decaf coffee. You never know what chemicals are in decaf to make it that way and to have it in your breastmilk.
    I understand being exhausted, I’ve been there. Just do your best and rest when your baby sleeps. Good luck 🙂

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  3. I depends of the cause of the ‘fussyness’. Caffeine does go through to breastmilk, it’s only a small amount, but caffeine is a stimulant so isn’t good for babies. Decaf would be a better option if you need to drink coffee, but the decaffeination process can be done with chemicals which aren’t good for your or your baby, so if you are going to drink decaf coffee then ensure the decaffeination process is done with Co2. If your baby is fussy at the breast then it is worth exploring why they are fussy, it may not have anything to do with caffeine and there are lots of causes of fussyness. Is your baby overstimulated, overtired, needing extra comfort, not attaching to the breast properly so not getting enough milk, reacting to your own anxiety or worries etc. Some supplements you may be taking may also change the taste of breastmilk which can cause fussyness. Try to provide a quiet, calm environment to breastfeed when you can and spend the time connecting with your baby. If the fussyness continues then try eliminating things like caffeine or supplements and see if it helps.

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