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Breastfeeding FAQs

Why is Breastfeeding Important?
Breastfeeding FAQs

Breastfeeding is nature’s intended way of feeding your baby. The benefits are quite extensive and long lasting. To name but a few, it provides the ideal nutrition for healthy growth and development, it contains other unique ingredients such as probiotics and prebiotics to support your baby’s immune and digestive health, it creates loving bonds with your baby, assists with returning to your pre-pregnancy weight, it has financial savings…really this list goes on.

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Can You Drink Coffee When Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding FAQs

Yes, limited amounts of coffee while breastfeeding is fine. Around 200mg per day, which is either 1 espresso, 2 instant coffees or 4 cups of tea should be fine. Caffeine is a stimulant which can pass through the blood stream and into breastmilk so too much may affect your baby.  If you’re re-introducing coffee after your pregnancy you may want to start back slowly and monitor for any signs of unsettledness in your baby.

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How Many Calories Do You Burn Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding FAQs

Breastfeeding requires approximately 500 calories (2000 kilojoules) extra each day compared with if you were not breastfeeding. This extra allowance is to ensure that you meet the extra energy needs to sustain your breastmilk supply.

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