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    Default Mothers fluid intake

    This probably seems a silly question but how much water should a bf mother drink in a day?

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    Missie Mack is the expert here on BF and I seem to remember she posted about fluid intake when BFing but was I remember was it that it was alot. If memory serves its anywhere from 2-3 litres and more on hot days.

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    Default Mothers fluid intake

    I really need to be drinking more! It's just so hard

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    Default Mothers fluid intake

    I found it really hard at first too!

    What helped me was to always carry a water bottle around with me. You'll find you start taking mouthfuls here and there and before you know it, a whole bottle is gone.

    It took time for me to drink 1-2 litres a day though, not like I woke up one day suddenly able to drink that much, but if PP is right then I need to up my intake anyway!

    Having water bottles in the fridge ready to go also helps.

    Do you find you're thirstier anyway? I get quite thirsty, especially on days DS feeds a lot.

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    Default Mothers fluid intake

    I'm in Darwin so naturally drink heaps of water, but when I first started bfing I was craaaaazy thirsty. Whilst in hospital I had to fill up my jug at least 3 times a day, as well as the twice a day it got filled up by staff morning and afternoon.

    When I got home, when I went to bed at night I would have a 1.5L pump bottle, and a frozen 700ml on my bedside table. I would polish off the big one and then the smaller one throughout the night. It was so full on - there is nothing that matches the thirst you get. But my body was telling me I needed it.

    It does settle down eventually, but i think it's safe to say aim for up to 2-3L per day....


 

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