Expecting mothers have been told for years to lay off the caffeine. New research is showing, however, that caffeine consumption among soon-to-be mothers does not actually affect their babies’ sleep patterns.
The study, based out of Brazil, analyzed the sleeping patterns of over 4,200 infants up to the age of 3 months. In addition, the researchers interviews the babies’ mothers before and after delivery. Of all of the babies 14% were found the be frequent night time wakers, but there was no statistical significance to tie this factor to their mother’s amount of caffeine consumption. Researchers note that further analysis in this area should be done to better understand overall health of mothers as well as sleep patterns in infant children.