I personally don't think it's a good idea. I'm steering clear of all artificial sweetners. Maybe I'm extreme, but I don't want the chemicals in my body and possibly affecting the LO. Just my 2 cents... Good luck! If I want a Coke, I'll go for the real thing!
I can't take any fizzy drinks at all bcos I turn into a 'wind' machine if you know what I mean!! If you like it i'd say just have it, as long as it's not in excess! Your already cutting out so much from your life you need to be able to enjoy something!
What I thought was that 8 cans was the caffiene limit (providing you're not getting caffiene from other sources - if you drink coffee or tea it would be less.) There is debate about whether artificial sweetners are ok or not, and as nobody can agree there's no official guidance about that. I'm trying to have no more than 1 drink a day containing them as have really fancied diet coke but don't want too many chemicals.
I dislike the saying 'never did them/us any harm'. Some mothers drink and smoke throughout their pregnancies and live off junk food etc.. and and use that phrase. I just think to myself that there is obviously no comparison to what their child 'may' have been like if the mother hadn't indulged.
Occasionally probably won't hurt, I've had a few diet pepsi's lately. But I'm trying to avoid the fake sugar for the most part, it's all yucky chemicals. I drank a lot of diet soda (2 or so drinks a day) with my 3 year old son and he has several severe allergies and asthma, I always wonder if that had something to do with it.... probably not but I'm not taking the chance this time lol! I've been drinking gingerale.
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