Just a reminder to all the breastfeeding mamas out there. Your thirsty babies only need breast milk. Please do not give them and water of any kind, even if idiots on the tv tell you to.
Breast fed babies given water, yes even cool boiled or bottled water can have stomach upsets as you introduce something into their gut microbiome that can destroy its healthy balance.
Giving breastfeed babies water is actually dangerous. It can cause electrolyte imbalance and decrease nutritional intake.
If your baby is drinking more than usual it is because they are keeping hydrated.
I know its hot mamas but you have to just boob it out.
In this heat you should be drinking at least
- 1 liter for baby
- 1 liter for yourself and
- 1 liter for sweat.