It's no secret that breastfeeding moms have a lot to keep track of. From nursing sessions, to logging how much milk you produce, to staying on top of your own health — it's enough to make a person crazy. When you add trying to stay hydrated and healthy to the list, things can get even more overwhelming. Something as simple as remembering to drink enough water is often pushed to the back burner of a mother's mind, simply because she has a million other things happening. But luckily, there are a few easy ways to monitor your water intake while breastfeeding that anyone can use to be more mindful about drinking enough H2O.
According to the Dr. Sears website, staying hydrated while breastfeeding is even more important than it is before you're lactating. Although drinking more water doesn't directly up your milk supply, water is vital for creating your breastmilk, and your body uses a lot of it when you make more milk. Replenishing your body throughout the day is important, but equally easy to forget about during the rush of diaper changes and errand running.
However, remembering to drink more water doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, these tips are simple enough that you can start right now. No fancy equipment or preparation required, because heaven knows you don't need one more item added to your to-do list.