It seems that caffeine is proven to harm something, then another study proclaims that caffeine is actually good. Well chalk another mark for caffeine the good: caffeine helps babies breath.
“Caffeine therapy helps protect the lungs of premature infants from damage.
That’s an early finding from an international, multi-center trial designed to assess the safety of caffeine therapy for the treatment of apnea of prematurity.
Apnea of prematurity is very common in preterm infants, because their lungs are underdeveloped and the central nervous system, which automatically directs the body to breathe, is immature and often not functioning properly. It’s not known exactly how caffeine therapy helps these tiny babies breathe better, but its major benefits are believed to come from its stimulant effect on the respiratory system”