Anyone out there give up caffeine...

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by punk_pig, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. punk_pig

    punk_pig Guest

    ...and did it make any difference to your LO?

    I ask because my LO just wont nap and sometimes she is soo tired and I put her on the boob and she starts to drop off then suddenly gets a second wind and once the feed is over everything is over excited smiles. She is still tired cos she whinges when I leave her for even a second but everything that I try to do to calm her is met with giggles etc.

    Could this be caffeine?
     
  2. Nervous_1

    Nervous_1 Well-Known Member

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    I had this and thought caffiene might be the problem so I stopped (a total killer considering coffee is the only thing that helped keep me awake some days!) but he's just the same now and it's been around 3 months since I stopped. I think my LO is just afraid that if he closes his eyes he might miss something.

    Could be worth a try though?
     
  3. punk_pig

    punk_pig Guest

    Had a feeling it was just nosey baby syndrome but suddenly got paranoid I was spiking my baby!!
     
  4. Nervous_1

    Nervous_1 Well-Known Member

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    nosey baby syndrome :haha: I like it! :haha:
     
  5. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    I did for a week. Didn't make a bit of difference, so I went back to drinking it. (I usually only have 1-2 cups a day anyway)
     
  6. winterleaves

    winterleaves Well-Known Member

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    It didn't make a difference when I quit for 2weeks, Eli still fought his sleep...

    I Can't drink fruit juice though as it gives Eli bad wind:dohh:
     
  7. TigerLady

    TigerLady CaveTiger Clan Mama

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    Otter could tolerate some caff, but not a lot.

    DK can't tolerate any really. :dohh: So, I've been on decaf coffee for ages now. :( I rarely allow myself a glass of iced tea. If I have too much caff, she won't nap very well. And then gets grumpy about it. Boo.
     
  8. AmeliePoulain

    AmeliePoulain Mama to 3 girls

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    I myself get wired on caffeine if I drink it after 5pm so I don't risk it now, I tend to have a cup of normal tea in the morning though.

    I had a full on massive iced coffee - full caff - the other week and I felt like I had taken drugs I was that hyper! Pregnancy and bf have reduced my already poor tolerance even further :dohh:
     
  9. Cattia

    Cattia Well-Known Member

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    have given up caffeine along with dairy because I have an idea it is not good for wind and reflux, although not sue where I got that from? I just drink decaf now with rice milk, pretty disgusting to be honest but better than nothing.
     
  10. mummy3

    mummy3 Busy!

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    I've never noticed caffeine to affect my Lo's. Some babies are more sensitive, maybe cut out for a few days to see if it akes a difference:flower:
     
  11. LovingMummy

    LovingMummy Mummy to Abigail

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    Some babies can be effected by what you eat/drink, especially with wind etc, but I've never cut out coffee tbh! I reduced my intake when lo was born, but I'm now back to full caffiene junkie mode and it doesn't affect baby! Try cutting it out, your lo might be effected by it! x
     

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