Things to Remember When Breastfeeding During the Summer
Breastfeeding takes on a whole new challenge during the summer heat, but it's important to plan ahead to keep you and baby hydrated and happy! 

I want to start by saying that your baby only needs breastmilk! It’s totally normal for him/her to want to nurse more in the summer heat; same way we drink more when we are hot. Just lean into your baby’s cues and let him/her call the shots. If your baby is starting more foods than just breastmilk, freeze some milk with softened fruit to make a frozen treat for them. 

Don’t forget to pack a few snacks for you too! Being a breastfeeding mom, I know we are always hungry!

With that, it’s so important that you stay hydrated too! It’s always important to be drinking more when you are outside and sweating, but if baby is drinking more, that can dehydrate you too. One of the easiest ways to do this is to keep an insulated water bottle with you at all times; whenever baby drinks, you drink!

Wear loose, cool clothing to keep you and baby as comfortable as possible. When it’s time to nurse baby, find shade if you can! If you can’t, try to shade baby as much as possible. A wide brim hat is a great option to block the UVA/UVA rays from the sun. If you prefer to use a cover while nursing, a light muslin square works great! If you’re able to, I know moms who have gone to the car to nurse to get a break from the heat and utilize the air conditioning too!

If you are a pumping mama, don’t forget to pack a cooler and ice packs too if you need to store or transport any milk. This is a great reminder too if you make any of the frozen treats I talked about above!

I know breastfeeding in the Summer heat can be a little overwhelming, but don’t let it stop you from having fun and enjoying the sunshine! 

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