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Health Reasons to Drink Coffee (and Cons to Consider) (Page 9)

Prudence for Pregnant and Nursing Women

Health Con 4. Prudence for Pregnant and Nursing Women

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology says it’s safe for pregnant women to get a moderate amount of caffeine (no more than 200 mg, equivalent to 2 cups of coffee per day), but warns that it’s still not clear if higher intakes could increase risk of miscarriage. Since ­caffeine can pass into breast milk, nursing moms should cut down if their babies are restless or irritable.

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