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Hydration for breastfeeding women

During lactation, water intake needs to compensate for the loss of water through milk production. Milk is made of 88% water.

The EFSA therefore recommends that lactating women increase their water by about 700 mL/day, meaning an adequate intake of 2,700 mL/day (from food and drink), or approximately 2,200 mL/day from fluids.1

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