Great Beverages for a New Mom

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To keep your breast milk supply up it’s important to stay hydrated and breastfeeding can make you really thirsty. Which means you’re going to need to be sipping something most of the day. And though pure water is best, it can get a bit dull. Here are some flavorful options to keep your breast milk and mood flowing.

• Infused Water
We know, water can get boring since it doesn’t really have any flavor, try infusing your water to give it the extra punch you’re looking for. Infused water will satisfy your craving for a sweet drink without adding extra sugar to your diet. Simply fill a pitcher to the top with about 1/3 fruit and 2/3 ice, and then fill to the top with water. Ex: Cucumber and melon, strawberry and watermelon, orange and lemon, the possibilities are endless. Stir the pitcher and leave it in the refrigerator overnight.

• Herbal Tea
Herbal teas can be soothing and delicious. However you do need to be aware of which herbs are in your tea. Check with your pediatrician before selecting your favorite flavor of tea.

• Almond Milk
Many babies who seem fussy are actually reacting to dairy that mom has eaten. If you want or need to cut dairy but still want milk, almond milk is a great alternative. Almond milk is real easy to make and tastes great, you can make your own with just almonds, water, and a high-speed blender.

• Fruit Juice
You don’t want to go overboard with fruit juices, but a glass a day is a nice addition to your diet. Get a juicer and create your own healthy juices. You have plenty of great options to choose from.

• Vegetable Juice
Vegetable juice blends can help you get some extra vitamins in your diet with little effort. Pick out your favorite veggies that are rich in vitamins and minerals and blend away, a glass in the morning will work wonders for you.

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