Did you drink coffee or caffeine during pregnancy? Was you baby colicky? Do you think there is a correlation?

Samantha - posted on 10/25/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I am 5 months pregnant and have not been drinking coffee or caffeine.

I am craving coffee so badly lately... I'm about to cave.



I know people say you can have caffeine and that it is safe, but I am always curious to hear about the correlation between colicky babies and caffeine intake during pregnancy. I feel like there is a correlation but need to hear real life experiences!



Thanks!

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Claudia - posted on 10/30/2012

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I had a soda with caffeine maybe once a month during my pregnancy, but only drank decaf coffee. My daughter wasn't colicky at all. I tried to avoid sodas mainly because of the sugar.

Rachel - posted on 10/30/2012

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I had a cup of coffee every day (about 300mg of caffeine - some say up to 200, some say 300) of my pregnancy. My daughter was amazing. She is 8-months-old and has never had any inexplicable crying (hunger, dirty diaper, etc.). She is also incredibly advanced: following the 40%-45% growth curve, took her first step about a week ago, has been standing for a month, and has been crawling since just before six months. She is SO social, has no stranger danger whatsoever (slightly terrified about that one for the future), does not feel the need to be coddled, and is so inquisitive. I know this is a longer answer, but I thought you might be interested in longer development, too.

Beth - posted on 10/30/2012

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I went to straight decaf with both of my pregnancies, a bit of pop or chocolate still. My first baby was a breeze and my second was colicky, so for me there was no correlation.

Amy - posted on 10/25/2012

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I drank coffee throughout both of my pregnancies, but it's the only caffeine I had since I don't drink soda or eat chocolate. Neither of my kids were colicky.

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