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I know it's bad for me, and I know it's caffeinated, but for cripes sake I wish I could have my Nescafe Ice Java stuff. Mixed with milk and ice added...it's my FAVORITE refresher, but I can't have it anymore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">.<br><br>
Anyone know anything decaffe that I can drink that tastes like this stuff?
 

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I dont know about this but just wanted to make sure you know that if you drink deaf, make sure is it swiss water processed...deaffanted without the chemicals. The one thing I hated about being pregnant is the no coffee thing. It killed me.<br>
Good luck in your searh<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Rainbow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rainbow peace"><br>
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I agree with darkstar on the importance of HOW something is decaffinated. Personally, I think a little caffine now and then is better than the chemicals in the decaf stuff. I just got rid of my decaf and have a cup of regular tea once in a while - I just have to make sure it stays once in a while...<br>
(I didn't drink any, decaf or otherwise until the nausea was over anyway, by body just didn't want anything)
 

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I LOVE that stuff! If you use 2 tbsp in your milk then it has 80mg of caffeine - less than the 125mg in a cup of coffee. Almost any midwife or OB will tell you that one cup of coffee a day is fine. I avoided all caffeine during the first trimester, but after that I allowed myself to have the Ice Java stuff because it makes me drink more milk, which is an easy way to up my protein (I'm pregnant and nursing and need a ton of protein or else I feel ill all the time).<br><br>
I will probably give it up once this baby is born - caffiene has a half-life of 96 hours in a newborn, so even one cup a day has a big buildup in a newborn's system.
 

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I never gave up coffee, but I felt my consumption was moderate to begin with (just one cup a day). I think there's sort of a "madonna" aspect of total purity projected on pregnant women that drives some of these recommendations on what you're not supposed to consume...it's a little extreme if you ask me.
 

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wednesday, me too. one cup a day.<br>
Actually, at the moment, I'm very newly pregnant and weaning myself down, so I'm drinking two cups of half regular/half decaf.<br><br>
I didn't know about the chemicals in the decaf process. Is that the case for decaf sodas as well?
 

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OK, so I'm in the 2 cups a day category (down from 3). But it's only in the morning; I don't have caffeine the rest of the day. No colas, only herbal teas, juice or water. Even decaf has caffeine in it, you know - albeit less than regular coffee. I drank 2 cups a day w/#1, and am doing the same now that I'm pg w/#2 (and still nursing #1, ~3X a day- he's 3yo).<br><br>
ITA w/Bluebottle, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thank goodness! I was beginning to think I was a monster (though I have mostly given up coffee this time, it's mostly due to morning sickness & a weird pregnancy milk aversion) or to wonder if the research had changed dramtically since the last time I was pregnant.<br><br>
Moderation is the key. (Now if only I could heed that about our Halloween candy stockpile. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> )
 

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I would go ahead and drink it, and not feel guilty about it, especially after the first trimester. I think there are some studies that show an increased risk of miscarriage in the first trimester if you drink a lot of coffee (like 8 cups), but 1-2 cups a day shouldn't be a problem.
 

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Well shoot...if one of these things isn't going to hurt anything, I can certainly wait 3 more weeks until my 4th trimester to start drinking it.<br><br>
Also, the Nescafe Ice Java is actually a liquid, instead of freeze dried anything that I know of. Maybe their site has some nutritional information on it or at least I could contact someone to see what all it has in it as far as milligrams of caffeine.<br><br>
Thanks ladies. (and the only caffeine I have is on occasion when we go out to eat and I have iced tea.)
 

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I have done some research on the matter, and I don't think you have to give it up completely. Just don't drink 10 cups of coffee a day! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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