When I was discharged from the hospital, I was told "push your fluids" and that I needed 3200 calories a day. That seemed like a lot, but as you nurse more, your appetite grows. Just make sure what you eat is relatively healthy. That way you won't gain a ton of weight. You should be drinking tons, and I mean good things like 100% juice and water. There is also a tea by a company called Traditional Medicinals. The tea is called Mother's Milk Tea and it has some very good herbs in it that stimulate milk production. It's also safe to drink while still pregnant, so if you're close to your due date you can take it without any ill effects.
at 3:51 PM on Jul. 9, 2009