How much water to drink

>>Do you think that if I’m drinking 3/4 to 1 gal. of water a day, I’m drinking enough to provide for my newborn?<<

This is just my personal opinion but it sounds fine to me.  For years I’ve heard the recommendation to drink 8 cups of water a day, but I think a better recommendation is to drink half of your body weight in ounces.  Meaning, if you’re 120 pounds, drink at least 60 oz.  There are sixteen cups/ 128 oz in a gallon, so you sound like you’re doing great! 

If a person lives where it’s hot, is very active, or is nursing, they’ll need to increase the amount they drink. And for the immediate days before a fast, it’s also a good idea to increase your daily water intake. 


2 thoughts on “How much water to drink

  1. Interesting re: half the body weight. Did you read that somewhere or it just seems reasonable to you? Perhaps that’s why I can’t drink more than I am trying, since I’m already over my “need”.
    The year I was 4 months pregnant and nursing and it was a hot TB, I managed to drink 3 L+ prior to the fast, but I probably had more body weight :)

  2. I should have been more clear – the second recommendation for half your body weight isn’t mine – the author of Your Body’s Many Cries for Water suggests that ( My comment was that makes more sense than a one size fits all recommendation of 8 cups a day for everyone.

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