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How much water should I be drinking? --K-- 2 kids; Romania 3189 posts
29th Nov '12

I forgot.



Is it like 16 oz?

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
29th Nov '12

For breastfeeding? General rule of thumb is 16 oz every time you nurse.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
29th Nov '12

For what? A day? 16 oz is not enough.

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
29th Nov '12

thats 2 glasses. i was told 32 oz was good.

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
29th Nov '12

How much do you weigh?

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
29th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Katie♥'sherHippo:</b>" I forgot. Is it like 16 oz?"</blockquote>




I drink minimum 64oz per day when not nursing (usually a gallon, though)



Almost double when nursing

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10519 posts
29th Nov '12

i thought it was more like 64 ounces a day :shock:

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
29th Nov '12

8 cups, so 64 oz.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
29th Nov '12

ITs a good rule of thumb to aim for a gallon a day.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
29th Nov '12

It depends on weight and height and if you are nursing among other factors.
http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htm

Reise's Mommy 2 kids; Kentucky 1722 posts
29th Nov '12

A day? 8 glasses a day, 64 ounces is what my doctor is always telling me. Of course that never happens, but I try. I can't stand water.

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
29th Nov '12

Take your weight, divide it in half, and the number you get is the minimun amount of water, in ounces, you should consume daily.
So, I weigh 120lbs; I need a minimum of 60oz water/ daily. Because I breastfeed and exercise, I increase that amount further.

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
29th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommyToWesley:</b>" For breastfeeding? General rule of thumb is 16 oz every time you nurse."</blockquote>




I never knew this!

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
29th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting nutmeg.:</b>" Take your weight, divide it in half, and the number you get is the minimun amount of water, in ounces, ... [snip!] ... So, I weigh 120lbs; I need a minimum of 60oz water/ daily. Because I breastfeed and exercise, I increase that amount further."</blockquote>



Oh yuck. That's be about 110 oz. I can't drink more than a bottled water and a soda/coffee a day without feeling sick to my stomach. I gotta step it up.

--K-- 2 kids; Romania 3189 posts
29th Nov '12

I'm 5'2 and weigh around 120. (it flucuates 115- 120) But I'm also just about 6 weeks pregnant.