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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Breastfeeding is thirsty work!

I am currently writing a few posts on breastfeeding, but here is a quick tip for new mums!  Breastfeeding makes you really thirsty.  Whenever you feed your baby have some water.  I think of it as replacing the liquid that has just come out!  Keep water next to your bed and get your partner to make you a cup tea when you are feeding.  It's important to stay hydrated and healthy to keep up your milk supply.  There is no finishing work with being a mum, feeding is round the clock so you may find you need to have a few snacks in the night too.  Don't worry this is normal and feeding your baby uses 500 calories a day! Exhausting.  I had a jar of dried fruit, nuts and seeds next to the bed, this made sure snacks were healthy, although I do remember the odd cheeky slice of 3 am cheese on toast.....

1 comment:

  1. Breasfeeding is good for babies that help them to be healthy and growing well. This information is really very useful for all new mom. Thanks for sharing this tips here.

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