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So I'm having my 7 year old lapband revised to rny in 4 days ( excited, scared to death, determined ) and I was in my nutrition meeting and she said never ever drink caffeine again, the next day was my final appt with my surgeon and he said that I can have my coffee right after surgery and use Protein Powder in to replace my Creamer.

They also disagree on the number of meals, one says 3 healthy meals of Protein and the other says add 2 tiny protein Snacks in between meals .

Please help clear the confusion . I want to heal perfectly and do my part to make that happen

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I think what you are going to find is that you will get a lot of different opinions. It is certainly confusing when even your surgeon and NUT disagree. I think most drink coffee. If you could drink Decaf coffee, that is probably even better. I think eventually we do our best to follow instructions and then just eventually end up doing what works for us individually. I think the reasons against caffeine are that it is a diuretic and that it can cause stomach issues (like reflux).For what it's worth, my NUT says no more than 16 oz of caffeine a day.

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So I'm having my 7 year old lapband revised to rny in 4 days ( excited, scared to death, determined ) and I was in my nutrition meeting and she said never ever drink caffeine again, the next day was my final appt with my surgeon and he said that I can have my coffee right after surgery and use Protein powder in to replace my creamer.

They also disagree on the number of meals, one says 3 healthy meals of Protein and the other says add 2 tiny protein Snacks in between meals .

Please help clear the confusion . I want to heal perfectly and do my part to make that happen

I'm 10 days post-op, had a coffee today with no issues at all. My surgeon said that he has had very few patients not tolerate moderate amounts of coffee so I was free to drink it.

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I have had coffee since day 1. I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

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Its not the coffee or tea the Drs dont want you to have its the caffeine. It is a diuretic. Your first month is all about sipping on Water and Protein. Caffeine could dehydrate you in the early stages of surgery hope this helps and no its not forever

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My NUT and surgeon both said coffee is fine started coffee day 3 once I got home I have one every morning it's my one thing I love it's like a treat.

I assumed after reading this forum

pre Opp coffee was over for me then the day of surgery I asked my surgeon

boy was I relieved. I was literally placing my Nespresso order waiting for the nurses to come get me for my Opp.

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