Huntington College Of Health Sciences

Breastfed infants take in a median of about 750 mL of milk per day between the ages of 1 month and 6 months. Totally different infants take in totally different quantities of milk and the everyday range of milk intakes is about 600-900 mL per day. Breastfeeding mothers therefore lose important amounts of fluid during nursing and want to increase their fluid intake. Delicate dehydration doesn’t affect milk provide, however average to extreme dehydration may have an effect, including changing the composition of the milk and lowering the amount of milk produced. Dehydration may also add to feelings of tiredness at what is usually a very anxious time. The European Food Security Authority (EFSA)* has concluded that water intake for lactating women ought to compensate the loss of water by milk manufacturing i.e. an additional quantity of 600 – seven-hundred mL should be added to the 2 L reference daily … Read More

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