Guarana and Breastfeeding

Due to the high caffeine content in guarana, breastfeeding women may need to use extra caution while taking the supplement (because caffeine passes through breast milk). Since guarana berries contain more caffeine than coffee beans, some guarana products may contain too much caffeine for breastfeeding women. Talk to your healthcare provider about guarana and breastfeeding in your particular situation.

Guarana and Breastfeeding: An Overview

The active ingredient in guarana is caffeine, and studies have shown that caffeine passes through breast milk. A moderate amount is probably safe, although large amounts should be avoided. Be sure to check the caffeine content of any guarana product before taking it during pregnancy.
 

Guarana and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Say?

Studies have shown that caffeine (the active ingredient in guarana) passes through breast milk in humans. If a mother consumes too much caffeine, this may cause problems, such as agitation or poor sleeping. Since guarana berries contain more caffeine than coffee beans, some guarana products may contain too much caffeine for breastfeeding women.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Guarana and Breastfeeding

You should talk with your healthcare provider about guarana and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision about guarana and breastfeeding that is right for you.
 
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