Coffee with milk during pregnancy

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Last reviewed: 01.06.2018

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Responsible women expecting a child are ready to change the diet and their habits, based on the only important criterion: is it useful for the child and their own organism? Coffee with milk during pregnancy belongs to those products that can cause doubt in utility. How is the situation really in fact?

Can I have coffee with milk during pregnancy?

The question is, is it possible to have coffee with milk during pregnancy, many lovers of an invigorating drink are asked, from which they are accustomed to start every day. And that there is a sin to conceal, often pregnant women act on the principle: if you can not, but really want, then you can. Because "the child requires." But what is explained in this regard by doctors-nutritionists.

Delicious and aromatic coffee has a significant disadvantage: it helps wash away from the mother's body calcium, which is needed more than ever for pregnancy, both for yourself and for the skeleton of a child. Calcium enters the body exclusively with products - milk and dairy products, fish, nuts, vegetables.

If the mother's organism loses calcium, then it is threatened with osteoporosis, and in the future - pains in the bones, fractures and other problems. Therefore, you should drink coffee with milk during pregnancy - to compensate for loss of calcium or milk or cream.

Pregnant women should not drink coffee on an empty stomach, but only after breakfast, preferably with a minimum of caffeine and not more than two to three servings per day. Remembering also that evening coffee can cause insomnia.

When coffee during pregnancy is not recommended and what to replace it with? The drink is contraindicated:

  • at increased pressure;
  • with toxicosis;
  • with gastritis with high acidity and peptic ulcer.

In such cases, the coffee beverage can be replaced with cocoa or chicory, which are considered more useful because they contain calcium and vegetable protein.

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Benefit and harm of coffee with milk during pregnancy

Although the whole planet has been drinking a black drink for more than a hundred years, the question of the benefits and harms of coffee, with milk during pregnancy, including, remains open. In general, the answer is based on the properties of the drink. For those to whom nothing can replace coffee, it is important to know that moderate consumption does not harm either the fetus or the mother. A moderate amount is up to two coffee cups of a weak drink.

Arguments for coffee:

  • the tonic effect of coffee is useful with reduced blood pressure, especially for women who do not think themselves without a coffee ritual in the mornings;
  • The diuretic effect of the drink eliminates swelling on the legs, but dehydrates the body.

Arguments against coffee:

  • With the regular use of three or more servings a day, difficulties arise with conception. In those who become pregnant, exceeding the dose of caffeine increases the risk of miscarriages.
  • It would not be desirable to frighten women, but on the Internet there is information that 4 - 7 cups of coffee a day increase the risk of fetal death by a third.
  • Scientific evidence has been obtained that the consumption of caffeine helps to reduce the weight of the child by 100 or more grams, which adversely affects its development and viability.

The drink excessively stimulates the secretion of saliva and hydrochloric acid, irritates the mucous membranes of the digestive system, which provokes an aggravation of inflammatory phenomena.

Coffee not only removes calcium and other minerals, but also prevents their absorption, as well as suppresses the appetite. Abstinence from coffee is necessary for hypertension, headaches, nausea and vomiting.

The stimulating effect of caffeine leads to insomnia, accelerated heartbeat and breathing, and the systematic intake of large doses causes the body to become addicted. Without the risk of habituation to a healthy person, it is permissible to drink no more than four standard cups. However, the amount of coffee with milk during pregnancy should be reduced by half.

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Instant coffee with milk during pregnancy

If you do not abuse, then coffee with milk during pregnancy is a completely acceptable product. Some advise soluble coffee with milk during pregnancy - because of the lower content of caffeine in it. A granular or powdered drink with cream or milk is exactly what will suit a future mother.

However, other dieticians, on the contrary, are convinced that if you are allowed to drink, it is exceptionally natural, without chemical additives that get into the product during processing into a soluble state. From a dubious soluble product, it is advisable to refuse all caffeines, regardless of the condition.

Against the sweet coffee with cream or milk are those who are sure that a hearty but unpleasant drink suppresses the appetite. Because of his absence, the pregnant woman is forced to abandon the normal food, which is extremely undesirable when carrying a child.

A separate caution concerns a beverage without caffeine, in which some of the invigorating substance is still present. When processing grains for the purpose of removing caffeine, a substance is obtained, in the opinion of dietitians, even more dangerous than pure coffee. They argue that the future child of such a surrogate threatens with allergies, and mothers with atherosclerosis. Unfortunately, the properties of decaffeinated coffee are not well understood, but it is better for a pregnant woman to be safe and not to risk health.

Coffee with milk during pregnancy in the first trimester

Coffee with milk at pregnancy in 1 trimester is better not to drink. This is the categorical decision of doctors, because of the adverse effects of caffeine on the organs and systems of a future child. They are laid in the early stages and therefore are very sensitive to all substances that get through the placenta. At this time, the fruit is very vulnerable and unable to resist harmful factors.

Doctors also call other reasons why coffee with milk during pregnancy (and without milk - especially) should not be drunk.

  • During this period, the formation of the heart; Caffeine breaks the fetal heartbeat.

Diuretic properties cause dehydration, which causes poor nutrition of the baby through the placenta.

  • Caffeine flushes the calcium needed for the skeleton, it also negatively affects the development of the nervous system.

More than three servings of the drink a day increase the likelihood of abortion.

  • Excessive amounts of the drink can lead to the development of the child's diabetes.

American researchers have experimentally confirmed the fact that in pregnant women, drinking 200 mg of caffeine per day, miscarriage in the early period occurred twice as often as those who do not drink drinks with caffeine.

Much, of course, depends on the individual characteristics of the body and the course of pregnancy. There are cases when the body "does not tolerate" the drink, and even yesterday the favorite coffee starts to cause the pregnant woman an unrestrained gag reflex. In such cases, the desire to taste a fragrant drink returns to the woman only a few months after the birth.


Coffee with milk during pregnancy in the 2nd trimester

The ban on coffee with milk during pregnancy in the second trimester is not so categorical as in the first. Doctors say that a limited dose after the first trimester does not harm at all, and sometimes even benefits. But it should be solved in an individual order to exclude possible contraindications, which include:

  • hypertensive disease manifested prior to pregnancy;
  • headache, nausea, vomiting;
  • hyperacid gastritis.

In the second trimester, it is recommended to drink up to 2 cups - in the morning, with a break of 2 - 3 hours. Milk partially compensates for calcium, washed with caffeine.

Coffee with milk during pregnancy can not drink on an empty stomach, so as not to provoke an increase in acidity. After it is useful to drink clean water to make up for her loss due to a diuretic effect.

Some nutritionists believe that women should completely abandon coffee even when planning conception and abstain from it until the end of feeding the child. Others are not so categorical and consider coffee with milk a perfectly acceptable drink. Contradictory assessments, unfortunately, are not always objective. Therefore, the pregnant woman should, with the account of personal experience, find a compromise solution to the problem, drink or not drink coffee with milk during pregnancy.


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