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Articles by Janet Thorlton, PhD, MS, RN

Energy Drinks: Implications for the Breastfeeding Mother

Thorlton, Janet; Ahmed, Azza; Colby, David A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(3):179-185, May/June 2016.

Energy drinks are often used by new mothers who are fatigued by the demands of breastfeeding but little is known about the effects of the contents on infants and the interaction of the contents with the prenatal vitamins many times used by breastfeeding mothers. An overview of the clinical implications of energy drink use by new mothers is provided.