It is important to drink a lot of water if you're pregnant or a new mom. While different types of beverages and foods provide fluid, there's good reason to drink water. It has no calories or caffeine and helps prevent fatigue, constipation, hemorrhoids and urinary tract infections both during and after pregnancy. Good hydration also helps prevent premature contractions. Here are some tips to help increase your water intake:
Good hydration is also essential for breast-feeding. Babies get all the hydration they need from either breast milk or formula for the first six months of life. If your baby is formula fed, mix formula with a trusted source of water, like Nursery®. It also can be used to mix cereal and dilute juices.