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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 05:52 AM   1
Mrsmac02
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How much tea is safe?


I know about 300mg of caffeine a day is really the limit but I'm kinda struggling to equate that into cups of tea.

I have stopped drinking coffee (I was drinking three large shop bought americanos every day at work) and moved onto tea.

I probably drink about three or four cups with milk but less if I have a diet coke or any chocolate.

Is that too much?!

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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 06:01 AM   2
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I was wondering the same. I switched to decaf tea at home while TTC and it doesn't taste any different, I don't notice it's not the same as before when we had normal tea, and it makes me feel better about drinking the odd cup when I'm out if I know I usually have decaf. Might be worth a try?



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 06:26 AM   3
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Hello,

Here is a link to the NHS website which basically tells you how much caffine is in tea, coffee, chocolate etc.

hope this helps.

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnan....aspx#Caffeine



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 06:48 AM   4
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I got told no more than 2 cups a day by midwife.

Basically said bugger that, all my friends and family are prolific tea drinkers and never cut back when pregnant.



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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 07:01 AM   5
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NHS website says 4 I think. My doctor said if I'm drinking more than a couple then try switching to decaf which I've done and can taste very minimal difference.



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 07:05 AM   6
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With my dd i never reduced my tea intake pregnancy with her i could easily drink 5+ cups a day and continued this during pregnancy and she was born healthy 9lbs 12oz. I have not cut down tea with this one either.



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 07:06 AM   7
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It really depends on how strongly you make your tea as it's different for everyone, but I think generally the average cup of black tea has about 60-70 mg. Incidentally, that's also about the same as a shot of espresso too (but less than the average cup of brewed coffee), so if you do still want coffee, just use espresso shots to measure out the amount if you want to limit caffeine consumption.

I've been drinking 1-2 cups a day of black tea or coffee/single shot of espresso my whole pregnancy, but from the research that's been done, you could safely drink more than that too if you wanted.



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 07:16 AM   8
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Thank you ladies.

Judging by the nhs website, I'm probably drinking a bit too much tea.

I'll swing by asda this afternoon and pick up some decaf tea bags abd if nothing else i can alternate with regular tea.

Thanks all! Xx



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 10:40 AM   9
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I stopped caffeine completely when I got preg, I was just so happy to get preg that I didn't want to risk it. After my 20wk scan I decided that a cuppa won't hurt. So now I eat nd drink what I want when I want. But that's now... I'd stick with 2 per day and other food/drink guidelines whilst your in the early stages :-)



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 13:02 PM   10
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have you tried any of the non caffeinated teas? I drink some of this in between the caffeinated teas probably every other day so I can still get my tea, but the caffeine count goes way down



 
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