what's hot around the web

you asked...

Q&A: What to drink while breastfeeding?

What can I drink while breastfeeding that won’t irritate DS's stomach?

Re: What can I drink while breastfeeding that won’t irritate DS's stomach?

The Bump Expert

Herbal teas are great and don’t typically irritate a baby’s stomach. They can be made in batches and served hot or chilled with ice and there are many different flavors to choose from so you won’t get bored (at least not right away).

If you enjoy caffeinated beverages, limit your intake to about two (eight-ounce) servings per day.

Cranberry, pomegranate and acai berry drinks are another option. Try mixing them with either sparkling or plain water. Adding slices of lemon, limes, or oranges to plain will add flavor and won’t irritate a baby’s sensitive stomach.

Carole Arsenault

re: Q: Breastfeeding beverages?

Unless there is a known allergy or other adverse reaction, you can drink just about anything non-alcoholic that you enjoy. Sometimes citrus or dairy irritates babies- but unless you note a reaction to a specific substance, bottoms up! It's more important to stay hydrated than to avoid half the stuff in your fridge for fear of a reaction.

Fashion Mujahid |