August is typically the hottest month of the summer. Air conditioners are running, pools are bursting with people, and ice cream parlor stops are frequent. You find yourself drinking more water, so it’s understandable that many mothers are worried that their breastfed babies may need water too.
Guess what? Your milk is almost 90% water. The research shows us that even in the hottest climates a well-hydrated mom keeps her baby hydrated with her milk only. Giving extra water could be detrimental to the baby because it fills their tummies with something that has no nutritional value and causes them to feed less often. When they feed less often, well, I think you know where I’m going with this. You make less milk!