Last update: Jan. 14, 2014
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Cocoa contains theobromine (Dimethyl-3,7-xanthine), a caffeine derivative with a less neuro-excitability effect.
In those cases of maternal overuse (more than 400 g a-day) irritability or colicky pain may appear in the infant. 100 g of chocolate contains 120 to 230 mg of theobromine and 20 to 30 mg of caffeine.
We do not have alternatives for Theobromine since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
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