Nutrition Column An Update on Water Needs during Pregnancy and Beyond

J Perinat Educ. 2002 Summer;11(3):40-2. doi: 10.1624/105812402X88830.


Adequate water intake is essential to maintaining life. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should be encouraged to increase their intake of water and other fluids to meet their bodies' needs. Infants do not need additional water; breast milk or formula contributes adequate amounts of water to their diet.