fluid intake

Is it true that we have to drink lesser water after giving birth? Especially during the first few months of confinement. My MIL kept saying that I will have to drink lesser water . While my mother says I have to drink plenty of water.

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Super Mum

The part about drinking lesser water is to prevent water retention. I see it as drinking less plain water. So you can still drink red date tea (can mix with warm water to dilute if it’s too sweet), confinement soups, hot drinks like milo, horlicks, oat milk etc to boost your fluid intake and breast milk. You will also perspire a lot if you are eating confinement food so you need to drink more fluids. Hope it helps!

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2y ago

Not OP. But drinking less water does not prevent water retention. Infact if u hv water retention, must drink up more. :/