Create: 02/15/2017 - 13:55
Shauna Hicks, MD OB/GYN: So it's really normal to feel overwhelmed after delivery. You have this new baby at home that's keeping you awake all night long and you have all these new responsibilities that maybe you've never experienced before. Some things that you can do to help take care of yourself after delivery are to make sure you drink lots of fluid if you're breastfeeding. You're never gonna be thirstier than you've ever been in your whole life than when you're breastfeeding. Your body needs a lot of fluids to make that milk for your baby.