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Old 11-27-2012, 07:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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How much fluid do you need to drink while breastfeeding? I always try drinking plenty of water, but lately, my lips have been so dry! Has anyone ever had this issue? I tried drinking more water and cutting back on sodium. That hasn't helped a whole lot. Thanks!

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:32 AM
 
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I'm not sure what the recommended amount is, but I drink a gallon a day and haven't had any dryness or supply issues for my 4mo. old. I keep a big 32 oz. cup by my side day and night and refill frequently. 

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I'm glad you asked this question, I have a lot of trouble staying hydrated with me one year old sucking me dry. Every time I try to drink, he runs over and tries to play with the glass. 


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With the twins I needed to drink up to a gallon a day for the first year, but with the other babies I don't worry about it.  I try to drink a couple big glasses of water a day and ummmm, coffee. 

 

Dry lips can also be because of a lack of B vitamins or dryer cooler air from winter.  There may be other things too, but those I know.  I have had a lack of B vitamins while nursing and just went back to taking my prenatal vitamins everyday again and that fixed it.


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I have to drink about a gallon a day or I have supply issues and constipation.  I have dry, cracked lips this time of year too, but I think that's probably dry air from our wood stove... the camphor medicated lip balm works wonders for me though.

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