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Old 11-22-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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How much water a day?

I was just reading a thread about how much water you need to drink a day. I do OK, but then I thought about BFing, which probably makes my intake not so hot. How much is suggested when you are BFing?

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Old 11-22-2010, 03:52 PM   #2
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Re: How much water a day?

Drink water throughout the day. There is no set amount for any one persons body. try and get 8 glasses a day. But don't force yourself or jug until you get there. I simply carried around a water bottle and drank when I thought to. You can drink TOO much water just like you can drink too LITTLE. Follow your bodies cues. WHile most say to increase water intake I don't believe there was ever a study linking better output or anything. Its just to make sure you stay hydrated
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:04 PM   #3
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well I hate water cant stand it...so am I going to be messed up attempting to bf this time around...i can not stand the taste of water @ all. my husband and dd will drink it well but not me
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Re: How much water a day?

Personally...
I try to drink a big 24 oz glass 3x a day (at every meal). I do notice more fussiness from dd if I don't.

I do often add one of those to-go flavor packets...I know they're not the best but it makes the water go down. I figure that if you can take all kinds meds and not have a significant amount in your bm, then the artificial sugar probably won't show up much either...
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Just drink to thirst mama, and try not to stress about it. Your body will tell you if it's thirsty
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:02 AM   #6
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Re: How much water a day?

Oh, I'm not stressed about it! That thread just got me wondering if there was a suggested amount to drink.

@tanksleymom, in my experience you do need to drink a lot of water, at least at first. But at first I was so thirsty that I wanted to drink all I could. Eventually (like now), I feel like my need has decreased some, but I do try to get a good amount in every day. Maybe you could add flavor packets like a PP suggested?
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