No, we don't mean cocktails. We mean water and low-sugar juices. It's important for everyone to stay hydrated, but it's even more important for a new mother, especially if she's breastfeeding. Dehydration is a huge drain on energy. Doctors advise breastfeeding moms to drink at least 8 cups of liquid every day.
To keep her hydrated, buy your favorite new mom a case of beverages. Bottled water, natural juices and coconut water (which contains potassium and electrolytes) are all great ideas. Just avoid buying her caffeinated and overly sugary drinks.
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