My daughter is 5 weeks old now and I have been really avoiding caffeine. I allowed myself 1 coffee/tea a day when I was pregnant and now that I'm breast feeding I try not to have any at all.. but I'm really missing it. I really like to have a caffeinated drink in the morning... is it OK to have 1 a day? Are there any rotten side effects for the baby? I assume lots of people have had this problem, any advice or information you could offer would be appreciated.
You may be okay with a cup of coffee first thing in the morning after the first feeding. That should allow you to have your caffeine and give it time to go through your system before you breastfeed the baby again. See how it goes with your daughter and if it seems to bother her. It will just depend on how it makes you and your daughter feel/react.