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Ep. 123- Caffeine and Breastfeeding: Yay or Nay?

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Let’s talk about caffeine! Every parents’ BFF is their morning coffee, but is it safe during lactation? Join Heather & Maureen as they share what we know and what the guidelines say now. 

Rachel Shuster and Jen Velickoff Livengood


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Listener Question: A lot of places suggest weaning off the bottle at 1 year. What do you do about sending breastmilk to daycare beyond 1 year? Is now too early to offer offer milk in a straw cup? Or an open cup? Do you warm the milk up?

Mentioned in This Episode: Dr.Brown’s Sippy Straw Bottle

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Caffeine – Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) – NCBI Bookshelf (

Infant Risk App: Caffeine

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