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How many glasses of water should a breastfeeding mother drink?

How many glasses of water should a breastfeeding mother drink?

5-8 glasses: Most sources recommend at least 5-8 glasses of water/day, sometimes more if baby is growing rapidly of you have twins. One can also get extra fluid from soups, jello, juice, milk, etc.. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?

I take high fibre but drink little water. Can the diet of breastfeeding mothers cause their infants to constipated?

Breast fed babies: No, breast fed babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a day or can go as long as a week without stooling. This is all very normal for breast fed babies. In fact their stool is usually on the watery side. ...Read more

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How many glasses of water should a nursing mother drink?

64+ ounces: You need at least eight 8 ounce glasses of liquids a day to support yourself, your kidneys, and produce milk for your baby. If you can drink more than that, that's great! you can monitor whether you are getting enough liquids by checking your your urine. If it is dark yellow or medium yellow, you need more fluids. ...Read more

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I had about 2 glasses of wine with dinner. I weigh 190. I am a breastfeeding mother and need to know how long until it is out of my system.

I had about 2 glasses of wine with dinner.  I weigh 190.  I am a breastfeeding mother and need to know how long until it is out of my system.

Depends: Breast milk is made continuously & alcohol travels freely into the milk,in its separate compartment, leaving some behind after your body metabolizes the rest (2hr.)Some studies suggest light alcohol consumption is well tolerated.But concerns remain.Alcohol at any level can be toxic to the developing brain with effects not evident for decades. ...Read more

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Can a breastfeeding mother drink green tea?

Can a breastfeeding mother drink green tea?

Breastfeed&green tea: Yes you can have some green tea but do not over do it. Limit to 1-2 cups a day as the caffeine in the tea does cross into the breast milk and you do not want this to affect your baby's sleeping. ...Read more

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Can a breastfeeding mother drink yellow lipton tea ?

Can a breastfeeding mother drink yellow lipton tea ?

Yes: This is unlikely to be a problem for an older infant (>1 wk). The newborn sometimes has a problem metabolizing the small amount of caffeine that may come through, so I avoid any caffeine containing products for the first week. ...Read more

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Is drinking bottled water while breastfeeding harmful to baby. I heard it contains chemicals.?

Is drinking bottled water while breastfeeding harmful to baby. I heard it contains chemicals.?

Follows FDA standard: The bottled water you find locally may have a trace minerals based on the source. The source is regulated & inspected by the state and the bottled product must meet state & fda safety standards. These are similar to or stricter than local tap water standards.The supplier should be able to provide u with a list of trace contaminents. I don't see it as a problem. Its likely safer than most tap water. ...Read more

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My son (1year) after moving to UK stop drinking water, even a sip. Back in my country he used to take water. He regularly get breastfeeding.What to do?

My son (1year) after moving to UK stop drinking water, even a sip. Back in my country he used to take water. He regularly get breastfeeding.What to do?

Breast Fluids: It sounds as if he has had a change in his routine with this recent move. Is he still having his usual wet diapers? If so, he is likely just getting plenty of fluids out of his milk from the breast. Once you get settled, start again with a cup in a high chair with a little meal. Weaning is a choice between baby and mommy, but World Health Organization recommends nursing up to age 2. ...Read more

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