As a general rule, it is so important to stay hydrated and fueled. However, as a nursing mama, staying hydrated when breastfeeding is extra crucial. And they actually go hand in hand – staying hydrated and boosting supply. Keep reading to find out what I do!
Mamas lose more fluids than the average person (I wonder why haha?!) So, making sure you’re making up for that loss is really important.
Not being properly hydrated could have an affect on your milk supply, and that’s definitely not something you want to be worrying about as a new mama! We already have enough to worry about!
With UpSpring’s MilkFlow + Electrolytes breastfeeding supplement, you can keep help to boost your breastmilk supply while at the same time, staying hydrated in an exciting and yummy way! You probably remember me talking about UpSpring’s chocolate and coffee flavored drinks that I’m still loving. Well, this one is perfect for the warmer weather!
Just like UpSpring’s delicious chocolate-flavored supplement drink, this berry-flavored drink mix, with added electrolytes will not only help to boost your supply. It will also help to give you those electrolytes to replenish your body with the nutrients it needs to keep producing the good stuff for your little one! And to give you energy you will need!
This particular product from UpSpring contains 3 herbs that are ideal for keeping your supply up: fenugreek (used by women for centuries!), blessed thistle, and anise. If you’re a mama who doesn’t do well with fenugreek, they also make a Blackberry Lime flavor that is fenugreek-free.
Beyond finding a great supplement with added electrolytes, there are a few other things you can do to help ensure you’re staying well hydrated and making sure your supply keeps up:
- Keep your water handy at all times. Personally, I prefer a cup with a straw. For some reason, I find I am more inclined to drink more when I’ve got a straw in my cup. This combo is a personal favorite of mine!
- Track your water intake so you know how much you’re getting in each day.
- Drink when baby drinks. Drink something before and after each feeding.
As I mentioned, staying hydrated when breastfeeding is vital to keeping up your milk supply for your little one, but it doesn’t have to be boring or a chore! And it can actually taste great too!
If you’re interested in checking out these drinks, you can shop for them right at Target!