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Caffeine a No-No for Babies: Attention Breastfeeding Moms

New moms that are breastfeeding should abstain from caffeine, according to an interview with Dr. Ruth Lawrence published in the Journal of Caffeine Research, a peer-reviewed publication. Lawrence says that because infants are not able to metabolize or excrete caffeine efficiently, a breastfeeding mother’s consumption of the drug may lead to caffeine accumulation and symptoms such as wakefulness and irritability in her baby.

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