K.L. asks from Jefferson City, MO on April 03, 2008
H.D. answers from Topeka on April 07, 2008
C.M. answers from St. Louis on April 04, 2008
My doctor told me that I could have one soda a day.
In fact he said that diet is worse than regular because it has more sugar. So fear not, just dont go over board.
A.M. answers from Wichita on April 04, 2008
No.....Aspartame (nutrisweet) gets into the milk, which goes to baby and it can cause serious problems with brain developmnet. I was asked (when my 16 yo was an baby) by a Ped if I ate (because I BF) or gave her anything with aspartame in it...I told him no and asked why....All he legally could say was this " I can't tell you, just don't do it. It can be dangerous. Sugar and caffiene is better". And this was back in '91/'92!
C.R. answers from St. Louis on April 04, 2008
Yes, I believe it is okay to drink diet soda nursing. Although, it is good to find a contact with a La Leche League Leader in your community. Even if you don't want to attend the meetings, it's still good to have the number of the leader. She has a special book to look up prescriptions and such to see if it is okay to nurse. When I broke my arm and I was still nursing my second son, the doctor gave me a prescription and automatically told me that I couldn't take it while nursing. Well that broke my heart. I called my leader and looked up the drug and I COULD TAKE IT! Thank God for my leader. Doctors automatically say that to cover their butt. I now have four children and have never purchased formula. I just quit nursing my 1 yr old two months ago. :( Alcohol is also non-toxic so I would even have a glass of wine with a meal and still have no problem nursing. (Especially if you eating on top of it.) Oh yeah, and I'm a Mountain Dew drinker and had one a day through all of my nursing kids and it didn't effect them. Well, enough of my addictions. (ha-ha). Seriously, contact the website: http://www.llli.org/WebUS.html
and find a leader in your area and even meet other nursing moms in your area. I met many of my friends through LLL. Good Luck and Congratulations!!!
K.D. answers from St. Louis on April 04, 2008
Congrts on your little boy, I have a two year old boy and a 5 month boy, I love raising boys. I breastfeed my first for an entire year and now am breastfeeing my newest. I was told not to drink diet soda because of the artificial sweetners that can be passed in breast milk aren't necessarily good for us much less a for a baby. I also think it is wonderful that you haven choosen to give your baby the best start possible. If I can be of any help to you please feel free to contact me. Best of luck to you!!
A.R. answers from St. Louis on April 04, 2008
I sure hope so I have drank diet soda with my last 2 nursers. Pretty nuts that I wouldn't drink cafffeine but would artificial sweetner!! I don't know I only drink soda very very rarely. My son swallowed sugar free gum a lot that he took out of his sister's drawer and it gave him diahhrea for a week so maybe its not that safe? I would try to limit it as much as possible. I think no one really knows what all those chemicals really do! When I was nursing and went to a nutritionist they said splenda was best but that was 4 years ago! Ask La Leche League
C.B. answers from St. Louis on April 03, 2008
I drank diet the entire time I breastfed ( I breast fed until my baby was a year). My doctor said he was okay with it as long as it was in moderation.
M.F. answers from Columbia on April 03, 2008
K. Don't see a problem in drinking soda. You may want to "google" a certain ingrediant that is listed in everything diet... Its call aspertame...
D.R. answers from Kansas City on April 03, 2008
I think it's oaky to drink it now and then, but when i was breastfeeding I would drink Diet Rite...it has no caffeine and no aspertame (which I think those are the things you don't want while nursing). It tastes great too!
C.C. answers from St. Louis on April 03, 2008
My doctor has told me that it is ok to drink diet soda when pregnant or breastfeeding. I still don't like to drink it when I am pregnant but I know that it is all in my head.
Must sodas don't use sacraine (know i spelt that wrong sorry) which to my knowledge was the worry about diet sodas. But if you are worried about it you can ask your doctor or your peds doctor. They can easy your mind a little more. If you do call and find out that I was misinformed would you please let me know. Thanks.
K.S. answers from St. Louis on April 03, 2008
hello. this is my opinion only so don't take it to heart if you don't like my answer. My opinion... diet soda is no good for u ... pregnant or not. hope this helped u a little.