When I was pregnant I more or less compeltely cut caffeine out of my diet, cold turkey. It was rough, and from time to time I'd cheat and have a caffeinated can of pop, but that was it.
Now that I'm breastfeeding I still want to have caffeine now and then, but I looked at how long it takes little ones to process and about died! But I also read not much gets into the milk...
So I have questions, and hopefully someone can steer me in the direction of answers:
1) Is caffeine like alcohol in that once your body processes it, it's not in your milk anymore? Or is it that once it gets in the milk it's stuck, even if your body processes the rest that didn't get into the milk?
2) If I wanted to have a can of pop (about 40 mg of caffeine I think on avg) when should I have it? Should I do it right after pumping (I exclusive pump) or should I do it before?