Hydrating while Breastfeeding: What to know

Hydrating while Breastfeeding: What to know

Posted on September 17, 2021

As rewarding as being a new mom can be, it can also be exhausting and stressful. Especially confusing can be the messages around breastfeeding and water consumption. Hydration isn’t always top of mind for new moms and can often be seen as an “additional chore”. That’s where Cirkul can help. With 35+ delicious flavors, Cirkul makes hydrating convenient and delicious for you. 

Did you know your body depends on water to properly function and breast milk is composed of approximately 90% water!? According to the Institute of Medicine, breastfeeding mothers typically consume about 13 cups of fluid. 

 Staying hydrated by getting plenty of water and other fluids throughout the day is vital to all aspects of your health, whether you’re trying to conceive, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding. 

We know getting too little water can cause milk production to slow down so the goal is to stay hydrated and not slip into an early stage of dehydration. 

 How much water should you be drinking? Your doctor or healthcare provider should be consulted with any health related questions as they are in the best position to advise you. 

A common guideline is to drink enough water so you’re not thirsty, otherwise known as “drinking to thirst.” Thirst is your body’s way of telling you you need to drink more, so do your best to pay attention to your body. It is easy to forget about drinking fluids when you are taking care of your newborn. So to keep your energy up and ensure your baby is thriving, keep a Cirkul Water Bottle handy and take sips between feedings and before and after meals. 

Stressing out about drinking enough water shouldn’t be one of things you worry about as a new parent. You have so many other things on your mind during this special time. With Cirkul you’ll stay conveniently hydrated which may help you feel more energized while helping your body produce enough milk for your new little one.