Drinking Tea or Coffee During Pregnancy Reduces Baby Size
Women who drink tea or coffee during pregnancy are more likely to have small babies, research suggests.
Even women who drink less than the ‘safe’ cutoff of 200mg caffeine – about two mugs of instant coffee or three cups of tea – are more at risk of having low-birth-weight or premature newborns.
The researchers, from University College Dublin, believe caffeine restricts blood flow to the placenta, affecting babies’ growth.
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