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Why you should drink more water while breastfeeding

In the article about whether or not women should drink alcohol while breastfeeding, I did tell you that I would get around to talking about breastfeeding women and their water intake.

The time has come (I keep my promises #wink).

Let me just get one fact out of the way first. There is no scientific proof that drinking more water will increase your milk production. Sorry to burst your bubble but that’s the truth.

However, what science has shown is that when you drink too little liquids, it can reduce your milk production. The logic is weird, I know but that is what research says. 

More so, you drink lots of water and eat water-rich foods so that you can avoid dehydration because as you breastfeed, it means you are losing water. When you get dehydrated, you may experience nausea, muscle cramps, headache, poor moods, fatigue, and dizziness. 

You should not even wait till you are thirsty before you drink water as even thirst is a sign of dehydration. Something else to watch out for to know if you are getting dehydrated is the colour of your urine. The darker the colour, the more dehydrated you are. I bet you assumed that the dark colour of your urine was just a sign of maturity. When your urine is almost clear in colour, that shows that your water intake is good enough.

Therefore, you should strive to get liquids in your body, in whatever form you can think of- fruits, beverages, soups, vegetables, etc.

Be careful that you don’t drink sugary stuff. Inasmuch as they are also liquid, they can hurt you. Also, be mindful that you don’t drink too much water. If you weigh about 70kg (your pre-pregnancy weight), try to drink just 10 cups of water per day. 

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DENISALUME Jun 23

very true, but z t true that someone can relieve from flue when he takes more water

Cowmilk Jun 23

I drink cow's milk every day.