Breastfeeding and Thirst
Although it is not necessary to drink extra fluids, you may find you are very thirsty when you are breastfeeding.
Try to get into the habit of keeping a glass of water within arm's reach and to drink some each time you give your baby a breastfeed. Another tip is to eat plenty of fruit which will keep your fibre levels high and thirst at bay!
It can also be a good idea to keep a container of water by your bedside so that you can keep yourself hydrated during the night-time feeds.
This will help you replace the fluid your baby is drinking and prevent you feeling dehydrated or getting constipated.
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