Meeting the increased need for nutrients is also extremely important during breastfeeding. Human milk from healthy mothers is the best food for the baby in the first six months of their life and has irreplaceable advantages over other feeding methods, as it enables the optimal development of the child and at the same time creates a special bond between the child and the mother.
Increased need for fluids
Hydration is also very important during pregnancy. Adequate intake of water is especially important because needs are increased. If the recommended fluid intake for an adult woman is 2 liters, it is increased by 3 dl during pregnancy. Since the basis of mother's milk is water, the need for fluids is somewhat greater even in breastfeeding women. Thus, we recommend that breastfeeding women drink 2.5 to 3 liters of liquid per day (7 dl more than the usual recommendations for adult women). Needs are additionally increased with intense sweating or temperature.
During the first months of pregnancy, additionally consume folic acid prescribed by your doctor. Take care of a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.