QuestionsCategory: BreastfeedingCan I eat chocolate easter eggs when I’m breast feeding? Is it true that there’s a lot of caffeine in the chocolate?
Jo Gray asked 4 years ago

If I scoff chocolate eggs over easter will I be harming my baby

1 Answers
Riverside Cares Staff answered 4 years ago

Hi Jo,
Like most things in life it’s all about balance, so some chocolate should be fine.  Most chocolate does contain caffeine which if consumed in large quantities may make your baby restless. Some babies are more sensitive than others so take a cue from your baby, it may have no impact at all.
The advice from NHS Choices is to limit caffeine when breast feeding to 300gms a day = one 50g plain chocolate bar.
Best wishes 
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