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how many cups of tea/coffee is 'safe'???

(10 Posts)
blossom2 Sat 12-Mar-05 12:33:53

I'm confused about this cafferine business and a little annoyed. I like my tea!!!

anyway, i drinking 1 cup of coffee and 2 cups of tea a day. Is that too much ???

purpleturtle Sat 12-Mar-05 12:39:09

I drank 4 or 5 coffees, plus a couple of cups of tea throughout both pregnancies. My kids seem okay to me.

Tinker Sat 12-Mar-05 12:45:07

Haven't gone off coffee this time so still have 2 or 3 cups at work. And love tea so just drink, drink, drink it!

koonelly Sat 12-Mar-05 13:46:20

blossom, think it only a problem if you at increased risk of m/c. Even so it still is about 4/5 cups of coffee a day. If u are worried about it then do change to decaff, i have as used to like my coffee strong. Also chocolate contains caffine but think you'd have to eat loads to worry about the levels.Don't think what you drinking is enough to worry about though.

Tipex Sat 12-Mar-05 20:35:04

Blossom2, apparently 5 cups of tea per day is fine altho this doesnt account for any coffee. However at the level you describe should be no bother. I'm also an avid tea drinker and I switched to decaf which after the first week or so i got used used to and think it isnt bad. In fact I've carried on with it post birth. ( I think the tetley one is the best). Must admit when we're out and I have normal tea it is better but in the grand scheme of things I think its worth it to be a bit less caffeinated myself!

skerriesmum Sat 12-Mar-05 21:12:07

No, you're still OK, I thought I read that you shouldn't have more than 6 cups of coffee a day. I drank usually one coffee a day and the odd glass of wine and baby turned out fine!

bubbaloo Sat 12-Mar-05 21:19:17

blossom,
i drink about 20 cups of tea a day but have switched to typhoo decaff which to me tastes the same as "normal" tea.ive tried tetley and pg tips decaff but they just dont taste the same.
still drinking the odd cup of coffee also.give decaff a whirl-you may be pleasantly surprised.

Arabica Sat 12-Mar-05 21:36:27

I researched this when I was pregnant with DS (now nearly 4) because my normal intake of caffeine is 3 mugs of strong coffee a day. Have a look at this website which is pretty informative. Happy drinking.

berolina Sun 13-Mar-05 10:54:05

On the Uni Sheffield, Centre for Pregnancy Nutrition site is a breakdown of the amounts of various caffeine-containing products (coffee, tea, chocolate, cola) that are considered safe to have in a day. (Can't find the address right now but you can use Google).

berolina Sun 13-Mar-05 10:54:57

p.s. 1 cup of coffee and 2 of tea sounds fine.

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