Is Coffee Safe for Toddlers to consume

 

At What Age Should Kids Be Allowed to Drink Coffee?

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Is Coffee Good For Kids?

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How much caffeine is safe for kids, teens and adults?

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Kids’ First Time Drinking Coffee | Kid’s First Time | HiHo Kids

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Dangers of kids, teens drinking coffee

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Mayo Clinic Minute: Kids and Caffeine

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Kids and Caffeine Akron Children’s Hospital video

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“Coffee contains caffeine, which is a stimulant. There are no standards in the U.S. for caffeine intake in kids, but Canada has a maximum limit of 45 mg per day (equivalent to the caffeine in one. No, probably not.

But a daily habit of coffee or tea could be something that may harm your toddler’s health as they grow older. If you are starting your little one on a habit of drinking coffee or tea every single day, you may want to speak to your doctor about the potential impact on your child’s development. Coffee is not harmful when consumed in limited quantities, but there is no recommended safe intake level for children. The body of a child is still growing, and it is not yet known how caffeine affects their CNS, circulatory system, and other organs. Children could also accidentally over consume caffeinated beverages, such as coffee (5).

While more research needs to be done on the potential risks, health professionals warn that coffee or any sort of caffeine is a no-no for babies. “No amount is OK for toddlers or young children,” says Dr. Kristine Powell, a pediatrician with St.Vincent Medical Group. Though caffeine may be easier to track in soft drinks, chocolate or energy drinks, this does not make them better for a child than coffee. In fact, some parents and health experts would argue that caffeine coming from a natural source, such as coffee or green tea, is actually better than processed options. There is no appropriate age for a kid to start drinking coffee—or energy drinks, soda or other caffeinated beverages—because they “have no place in the diet of children or adolescents,” the AAP.

Kids who drank either coffee or soft drinks had double the risk of sleep disturbances in a large study of over 4,000 school-aged children. Although the FDA does not have formal recommendations regarding caffeine intake for children, Canada has a maximum limit of 45 mg per day (about one can of soda). Giving coffee to small children in America is almost taboo. However, with the popularization of coffee houses and specialty coffee drinks, more and more kids and teens are drinking coffee.

Contrary to popular belief, coffee does not stunt a child’s growth as originally thought, but there are many other side effects of coffee that have been proven to have negative effects on. Most kids don’t drink coffee until adolescence, but there are many sources of caffeine available to them before then: soda (38 milligrams. If you drink coffee every day, you will build up a tolerance — and with it, the effects will be less powerful. Summary The main active compound in coffee is the stimulant caffeine.

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While most breastfed infants can tolerate a maternal caffeine intake equivalent to five or fewer 5-ounce cups of coffee per day, or less than 750 mL per day, some babies may be more sensitive than others.

“Nutrition Through the Life Cycle” by Judith E. Brown, Janet Isaacs, Bea Krinke, Ellen Lechtenberg, Maureen Murtaugh
from Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
by Judith E. Brown, Janet Isaacs, et. al.
Cengage Learning, 2010

While it is unlikely that your baby or toddler is drinking coffee, they may well ingest caffeine from chocolate.

“The Gentle Sleep Book: Gentle, No-Tears, Sleep Solutions for Parents of Newborns to Five-Year-Olds” by Sarah Ockwell-Smith
from The Gentle Sleep Book: Gentle, No-Tears, Sleep Solutions for Parents of Newborns to Five-Year-Olds
by Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Little, Brown Book Group, 2015

Moderate coffee intake, below 300 milligrams per day, or 3 milligrams/ kilogram in children, will not increase the risk for stroke, arrhythmia, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cancer, infection, complications of pregnancy, calcium imbalance, bone disease, or kidney stones.

“Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry” by Robert W. Thurston, Jonathan Morris, Shawn Steiman
from Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry
by Robert W. Thurston, Jonathan Morris, Shawn Steiman
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013

CAFFEINE Caffeine has been reported to have no adverse effects on the nursing infant, even if the mother consumes five cups of coffee per day.

“Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book” by Steven G. Gabbe, Jennifer R. Niebyl, Joe Leigh Simpson, Mark B Landon, Henry L Galan, Eric R. M. Jauniaux, Deborah A Driscoll, Vincenzo Berghella, William A Grobman
from Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book
by Steven G. Gabbe, Jennifer R. Niebyl, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

However, mothers of healthy full-term infants may be reassured that up to 300 mg of caffeine per day is considered safe (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012).

“Counseling the Nursing Mother” by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
from Counseling the Nursing Mother
by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2015

Teach that caffeine has not been shown to be a risk.

“Study Guide for Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing” by Sharon Smith Murray, MSN, RN, C, Emily Slone McKinney, MSN, RN, C
from Study Guide for Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing
by Sharon Smith Murray, MSN, RN, C, Emily Slone McKinney, MSN, RN, C
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

If so, the mother should adjust her caffeine intake accordingly.

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from Krause’s Food & the Nutrition Care Process, Iranian Edition E-Book
by L. Kathleen Mahan, Janice L. Raymond
Elsevier Health Sciences UK, 2016

Many mothers can ingest one to two cups of coffee per day without incident, even when breastfeeding neonates, although some babies, like some adults, are acutely sensitive to caffeine and react to any amount of caffeine even as they grow older.

“Botanical Medicine for Women's Health E-Book” by Aviva Romm
from Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health E-Book
by Aviva Romm
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Caffeine Caffeine has been reported to have no adverse effects on the nursing infant, even after the mother consumes five cups of coffee per day.

“Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book” by Mark B Landon, Henry L Galan, Eric R. M. Jauniaux, Deborah A Driscoll, Vincenzo Berghella, William A Grobman, Sarah J Kilpatrick, Alison G Cahill
from Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies E-Book
by Mark B Landon, Henry L Galan, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

It is not advisable to restrict fluid intake, as the child needs to remain well hydrated; however, avoid caffeinated drinks at night such as coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or soft drinks in the evening and onward.

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Springer International Publishing, 2018

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  • If your a coffee drinker, of course in moderation dont allow it to control you. Let it be by choice and not habit or addiction. ��

  • My mom gives me coffee and when i’m done drinking it my hearth burns and I told my mom stop giving me coffee so she started giving me Waffles EgoMyEgo

  • I was watching this video while drinking coffee, and I said, “I vow to Never drink coffee again.” takes sip “Starting now.” This is true. I’m not even joking…

  • Why are there health professionals working for an institution that is called “Mayo” Clinic?
    Being a mayo nutrition experts sounds ridiculous.

  • I drank coffee today,
    and my heart was beating very fast and then slowed down i feel fine but i’m only 12 can i still drink coffee?

  • Im 13 i drink Chocolate coffe which is like 70% chocolate milk 30% coffee i just blend it up every morning before school so i get some energy because im a nocturnal human being other wise ill feel dead in the morning

  • I AM 9 AND I DRINK COFFEE, AND MY HEALTH IS 0% Unhealthy!
    I know cuz

    Because I actually eat vegetables,

    And I love them
    Sorry for my bad grammar.

    And I drink the McDonald’s one,
    ok bye

  • i think i have asthma or some heart disease, anyways ever since i’ve started drinking coffee(november 2018) it never happened again, and a couple months ago i took a break from coffee and the pains came back!

    Then when i started drinking it again the pains were gone

  • For those who are under 18, don’t drink too much coffee, if you are a little droopy and looking for some caffeine take some small doses. Don’t drink too much cause your favorite person drinks it all the time

  • i am considerably a kid. so, i drink water on a basis, i love water, but every now and then i’ll have a soda or a cup of coffee. is this okay?

  • Im a 13 year old dude and i just started drinking cofee and dont really rely on it,i just like it. And i only put a little bit of french vanilla in it.

  • I’ve been drinking coffee since I was 6 years old and I was fine. My sleep schedule has been great until I became a teen and became sleep deprived lmao

  • I’m 11, I don’t really like hot coffee, but for 6 months I’ve started drinking frappes, and I just had a mocha frappe, they don’t take any affect on me, and I seriously enjoy them, I would allow people 10 and up to drink coffee, but don’t start off too strong, it all depends on the person.

  • I’m 11 and I drink coffee
    Also Starbucks coffee is more like hot chocolate that tastes like coffee.
    I know what real coffee is like

  • I don’t recommend drinking coffee intel you are in your 20s or just never drink it. I started drink coffee when I was 14 now I’m 16 and I depend on it. If I don’t have any coffee within 3 hours of walking up I feel like crap, no energy, no motivation to do anything. I have a shot of espresso just to get to my normal state then another shot to get some energy. And it gets worse and worse the more you drink it.

  • I don’t think there is one right age to drink coffee. Although I wouldn’t recommend you to drink coffee if your only 4-5 years old but when your 10 or older I don’t think it’s really a problem, it just depends on if the kid can handle caffeine or not. You might as well give a kid coke, which a lot of kids drink first off. Coke has much more sugar and colorings, while coffee is actually much healthier.

  • I have 1-2 cups of coffee a day and I’m 11. What’s ganna happen to me in the next 1-5 years if I keep drinking coffee like this? I will literally die for coffee so I’m not ganna stop drinking it.

  • I’m 14 I tried ice coffee its good but I would not drink it everyday I tried it today and if people want to have the energy go to sleep earlier and your still tired than drink coffee these kids go to bed at 3 am than want coffee I will drink it occasionally bc I’m 14 I think my body can handle it but when they drink it they want it more

  • I’m 10 and all my friends drink starbucks and I just dont get it, it is terrible for kids! Im not allowed to have it, but my mom has let me have a sip of it before and it tasted like dirt!!!

  • Caffeine will slowly dull your nervious system over time. Please dont give your children Coffee or caffeinated drinks. Remember caffeine is a addictive drug. Physically addictive drug.

  • I’m 11 and I drink frappes and chilled lattes, I hate it when people say your 11 and you can’t drink coffee, I’m nearly 12 and I understand that being 12 is the age when you can drink coffee, but you have to be mature I know people my age who are definitely not mature enough for coffee yet. Depends on the person really.

  • I’m 11, and I drink frappes, I don’t really like hot coffee/strong coffees (yet?) I started drinking it about 5-6 months ago, and I really enjoy it. I don’t go crazy after it, and I can take it. I just had a mocha frappe, and it was really good! I don’t have an addiction, but it’s my favorite.

  • 12 year old me: uggghhhhh fine I’ll wait til I’m 13 to drink any more
    I’m literally turning 13 in less then two months
    Also me: but first I need to try this new iced coffee recipe

  • Guys, coffee is very dangerous for kids, im 15 and i had 2 mugs yesterday 5 hours apart and i was rushed to the hospital i almost died.

  • im 13 i love mixing cadburry drinking chocolate and some pinch of dark coffee then i add chia seeds lastly a heavy cream, well it pretty much tastes like a boba for me its good tho i take 3-4 times a day. but i was curious if its bad for me or not

  • I’m only 9 when I started drinking coffee so I asked my mother if coffee is bad for me she said if you kept drinking coffee you will not grow so I search up on YouTube if coffee are good for kids that’s why I got here

  • I drank coffe for the first time today and i’m 13.I didn’t even drink a cup,more like two normal spoons.It didn’t tasted good at all: (.It’s not good to drink coffe when ur kid,and i won’t drink coffe anytime soon..

  • I am 11 almost 12
    I drink anywhere from 1-5 10oz cups and I don’t get jittery or anything.
    It has helped me a lot
    Me and my dad use the k cup pods and love them

  • I had drink coffee since little, now and then we used to have a cup. I function perfectly. Come on! Is not that the kids would be looking for their coffee 2 or 3 cups a day…now and then is not a big deal! Come on…

  • My dad wants me to drink coffee but my mom is like.. “UH UH YOUNG LADY NO COFFEE FOR YOU UR SO YOUNG U WILL BE ABLE TO DRINK COFFEE AT 16 NOT NOW NAHH I’M NOT LETTING YOU “:v:

  • Iv been drinking coffee for years so what’s the problem with kids drinking coffee or is it sexist toards kids because they can’t drink coffee but adults can

  • I’m 12 and just started consuming coffee ☕️ I know people say u should be 16 or 18 but as long as u keep it in moderation I would say kids could start in their preteen yrs as long as its only like 5 times a month

  • i drink coffee when i was 7 i drank the starbucks one (mocha) it was good i liked it i drank alot but nothin happened to me can you explain it? why?

  • Karen’s need to chill out, like for real, go bully some teens in public areas, like you took drinking away in 1985, took smoking away summer 2020, and now you are trying to take away caffeine from kids? I’m glad I’m not a minor in 2020 thank god.

  • I’m getting 13 soon though I have been drinking coffee since I was 11 every single morning to get a lot more alert for school. I’m trying to get rid of this habit tho.

  • I’ve been drinking energy drinks and I’m 11 I’ve been drinking them since October 1, 2019 nothing has been happening to me but just get tired every single time I drink it

  • uh so im 10 and i should not drink coffe, like other kids in my class do, but i guess i should stop, cause when i had like two cups of coffe in the morning, the go to class, i would immedeatly like just get super tired:(

  • I’m 12 and I’m drinking coffee right now it’s not even all the way full this is like my first cup of coffee in like 3 years I finally bribed my nana to let me have a cup sooo idk if this is bad or not?????!?!!?

  • Thats why you’re bald. You’re so stressed. Stop drinking coffee and give your self 5 years for your hair to fully grow like when you were a kid