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Old 06-04-2011, 06:25 PM   #1
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I have been breastfeeding dd for two weeks now - this is my first child and so it is also my first time bf. She has made it really easy for me so far!
Anyways, does anyone get this craving for ice cold water when they start nursing?! I feel like I am dying of dehydration. I always have a large bottle water with ice with me through out the day... so this feeling is really weird! Just wondering if others crave water when bf...

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Old 06-04-2011, 07:08 PM   #2
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Yes, it is a totally normal response from your body to keep yourself hydrated and produce more milk. With DS I think I drank about 500mL (about a pint) of water during each nursing session throughout the day and night. Keep giving in to the craving; it's a healthy one!
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totally normal...i'm incredibly thirsty too, alllll the time. BM is largely made from water so you need it
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Nursing makes me so thirsty. For my 2nd son my husband bought me this huge water bottle with a handle and straw so I wouldn't always be asking for more water. DS is 10 months old and I still drink a ton of water.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:20 PM   #5
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yep. It makes you parched. And hungry.
Throughout the first 5 months, every night the Mr. would have to get up to fill my water bottle and deliver another granola bar to the nursery.
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Me too! I'm nursing a 1mo and have been drinking 5-6 quarts of water a day.
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I go to bed with a LARGE glass if ice next to me and a large water bottle full. I get up in the morning with it all gone. I can tell what time of night it is by how melted the ice is
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Re: Water

Oh yes! The first 1-2 months with EVERY SINGLE FEEDING. Then, it gradually dies down. :-) Good Luck!
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yep. It makes you parched. And hungry.
Throughout the first 5 months, every night the Mr. would have to get up to fill my water bottle and deliver another granola bar to the nursery.


Here too - For the first few months DH would just get up in the middle of the night (always has to pee in the night) and he'd go to the kitchen first, grab a snack bar or nut butter pack and some kind of drink (kombucha, coconut water or water) and hand it to me without saying a word

Then I just got wise (or something like that) and I go to bed with a big full glass of water next to my bed so I can slurp it down during the night, and I am now finally eating maybe enough calories so I'm not so starving at 3am! Seriously, we calculated it a couple weeks ago, and on average I'm at about 4000 calories/day Seriously. Yikes.
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