I agree with the pp's. One thing though - if you're drinking things like herbal teas and stuff, make sure they aren't diuretics. I used to drink this apple cinnamon tea all the time - I loved it. I was also nursing. I ended up having to go into the hospital (NOT from the tea, btw), and in addition to the stuff that I was in the hospital for (uterine infection after my c-section), they said I was dehydrated. Since I was drinking this tea like crazy, I didn't understand how I got that dehydrated. The Dr explained that the tea was helping to dehydrate me, and I needed to switch to something like the pp's suggested -
water, lemonade, soups, milk, mother's milk tea, etc.
Plus, the more you nurse, the more milk you're going to produce. (pumping doesn't always have the same effect, so when possible, go 'the direct route" ;-) )
at 2:55 AM on Sep. 27, 2009