Best Hydrating Drinks For Breastfeeding to Easily Boost Your Supply

Staying hydrated while breastfeeding is important to keep up your milk supply. As a mom that has breastfed, I realize how challenging that can be and water alone doesn’t always cut it. Plus, breastfeeding makes you super thirsty!

I want to share the best hydrating drinks for breastfeeding that I think you will love!

Why Hydration Is Important While Breastfeeding

You may be surprised to learn that breastmilk is up to 90% water! Not only do you have to consume enough water Staying hydrated while breastfeeding not only for your health, but also to keep up your milk production.

Being dehydrated will not only plummet your supply, but will also make it more difficult for your body to heal.

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What Ingredients To Look For When Choosing A Hydrating Drink

Not all drinks are created equally and some drinks that are marketed as good for you are quite the opposite. Here are some ingredients I like to look for:

  • Water
  • Salt (sodium)
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Potassium

These ingredients help to restore your hydration.

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Our Favorite Best Hydrating Drinks For Breastfeeding

As a mom that has breastfed, I have had my fair share of hydrating drinks. Whether I was trying to maintain my supply and health or boost it, these drinks are my tried and true favorites.

Drink Mixes

Drink mixes are great for something quick and easily especially when you are on the go!


The hydromate multi flavor variety pack Bbag includes four flavors: Fruit Punch ,Peach Tea, Lemon Lime and Orange Citrus. This drink offers 3x Faster Hydration than water alone!


LiquidIV is a non-GMO electrolyte drink mix. It is powered by CTT to deliver hydration to the bloodstream faster and more efficiently than water alone. Made with real seaberry powder from the Tibetan Plateau, taste tropical notes of rich orange, pineapple, and passionfruit.

Cellular Transport Technology, or CTT, is the breakthrough delivery system, designed to enhance rapid absorption of water and other key ingredients into the bloodstream.


Named by Women’s Health as the Best Hydrating Drink Mix! Hydration is the foundation of health. But science shows that staying hydrated often requires more than water alone. With 4x the electrolytes of leading sports drinks, Cure restores balance to your body so you can operate at 100%.

Fluid Tactical

Fluid Tactical is an electrolyte replacement mix that helps you hydrate better than anything else. It replaces minerals that are lost in sweat, without excess sugar or any added junk. 

Basis Hydration

The perfect hydration powder mix during or after a workout, a long weekend vacation or while traveling. Toss in your bag for a quick recovery after your favorite sweaty fitness, Pilates, spin/cycle, or heated power yoga class. Enjoy after a quick home-workout, long hike or running a marathon.

LMNT Electrolyte Powder

Traditional electrolyte drinks don’t meet the standards of our active life, so we created LMNT with zero sugar, fillers, or artificial ingredients. Born from a need, backed by science, and built for you.

Nectar Hydration

A clean, daily energy booster made with only real food ingredients. No Sugar. No Calories. Simply mix with water for a boost of energy, endurance and mental clarity any time of day.


Ultima contains a perfect balance of all 6 electrolytes plus support minerals that work together to provide complete hydration without stomach upset so you can feel and perform your best. Ultima is sweetened with stevia leaf and made with real fruit flavors that taste delicious.

This formulation contains Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate) which supports a healthy immune system, protects the cells from oxidative stress and contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Calcium to support muscle contraction and nerve function.

Phosphorus to deliver oxygen to muscles, Selenium for a stronger immune system, Zinc for recovery and neuron support, Magnesium for preventing muscle cramps, Potassium for cardiac muscle support, Sodium for muscle contraction and nerve function and Chloride for osmotic pressure support.

Coconut Water Based Drink

Coconut water is known to be very hydrating and a good source of nutrients and antioxidants which is why it’s great for hydration.


Vita Coco is never made from concentrate. That means we pick, crack, and pack fresh young coconuts directly at the source. After the coconuts are cleaned, the delicate water inside is flash pasteurized (and occasionally mixed with all-natural fruit puree) then poured into a shelf-stable Tetra Pak.

The entire process from tree to Pak doesn’t exceed 72 hours. We hear the end result is a lot like sticking a straw in a coconut. Allows our coconut water to be shelf stable for up to 12 months outside of the fridge.


Azul 99% Coconut Water with Immunity Support is amazing for hydration and contains vitamins B6, C, E & Probiotics.

Zico Hydrate

ZICO Natural 100% Coconut Water has just 1 natural ingredient – coconut water. ZICO supports hydration with five naturally-occurring electrolytes, including as much potassium as a banana per bottle. With NO added sugar, not from concentrate, fat-free, gluten-free, and cholesterol-free, you can feel good cracking open a delicious hydrating with ZICO all day long. Replenish everyday moments, naturally, with ZICO.


This is a better kind of sports drink. Our organic electrolyte drink is refreshing and majorly hydrating. And none of the junk like what’s in the neon yellow sports drinks you grew up drinking. There’s no added sugar, only 30 calories, and a low overall carb count. It’s formulated for rapid hydration and fast absorption of critical electrolytes to help fight fatigue, muscle cramps, headaches, lack of focus, and more. With NOOMA, you feel better faster.

Greater Than

Drinks like all-natural Greater Than is an excellent choice. Because it contains nothing more than the natural substances a nursing body needs – nutrient-dense coconut water and fruit juice – and nothing unnecessary.

Harmless Harvest

Harmless Harvest starts with uniquely fragrant and tasty organic young coconuts grown in Thailand. With no extra ingredients, our coconut water is the closest you can come to drinking straight from a coconut.

Roar Organic Infusions

Roar organic offers a refreshing blend of vitamins, antioxidants and electrolytes to help keep you hydrated wherever you go.

Hydrating Mocktails

If you are in the mood for a drink, but wanting to avoid alcohol while breastfeeding I have some mocktail recipes for you!

Watermelon Mocktail

This watermelon mocktail is so refreshing, especially with the summer months coming up.

Cucumber Collins

Cucumbers are so refreshing and hydrating! This drink will leave you refreshed!

Strawberry Cucumber Limeade

How delicious does this drink look? You can make a pitcher of it to keep sipping on all day or even for a party!

Sparkling Pineapple Mojito

The pineapple and mint combination in this drink is so refreshing. You can easily sip on this drink and reap the benefits of hydration!

Sports Drinks

Sports drinks are known for known for being extremely hydrating because they were originally formulated for athletes.


Prime was developed to fill the void where great taste meets function. With bold, thirst-quenching flavors to help you refresh, replenish, and refuel, Prime is the perfect boost for every endeavor.

Prime combines the ingredients you want with the flavors you love to hydrate you with every sip.

10% coconut water, zero added sugar, 250mg BCAAs, B Vitamins, Antioxidants, 834mg Electrolytes and only 20 Calories per bottle.

Body Armour

BODYARMOR is the sports drink for today’s athlete, providing Superior Hydration by combining natural flavors & sweeteners, no colors from artificial sources and potassium-packed electrolytes. Drink a couple of these daily and watch your milk supply increase exponentially!

Nuun Sports Hydration

Nuun Sport is an Electrolyte-Rich Sports Drink Tablet, enhanced with electrolytes and bursting with delicious fruity flavor. Mix with water for a hydrating beverage to keep you powering through your day. Nuun is packed with electrolytes to replenish those lost during activities.

Hoist Hydration

Fight the effects of dehydration. Dehydration sneaks up on you quickly, depleting your body’s electrolyte, carbohydrate, and nutrient levels, resulting in exhaustion, nausea, and headaches. At HOIST, we’ve worked hard to create a rapid hydration drink that fights for your body.

Unlike other sports drinks and flavored water beverages that are more sugar than substance, HOIST is healthy and free from artificial sweeteners, coloring, and high-fructose corn syrup. It tastes great too! A delicious drink that fights the effects of dehydration. Replenishes with instant hydration. 

Gatorade Fit

Gatorade Fit Healthy Real Hydration Electrolyte Beverages contain no added sugar, no artificial sweeteners or flavors, and no added colors. Gatorade Fit has 10 calories per bottle and is an excellent source of Vitamins A & C.

Herbal Teas

Herbal teas are a fantastic alternative to plain water, abundant in antioxidants and calming. They are a great alternative to coffee and lower in caffeine. Loose leaf tea is my preferred way of purchasing tea!

Green Tea

xclusive Long Leaf Green Tea . Hand-plucked & produced in high elevation tea plantations in the Himalayas. Discover the Taste of Purity with this loose tea. Low-Caffeine content tea which can be enjoyed anytime of the day.

White Tea

An exclusive and extremely rare spring Darjeeling White Tea from one of Darjeeling’s flagship plantations, Arya. Handpicked just before sunrise, the loose tea leaves of Arya Pearl popular retains the ‘two leaf & a bud’ look, contrary to white tea which generally bear a silver needle appearance.

Chai Tea

This Loose tea contains carefully mixed proportions of Assam CTC organic chai tea & spices like crushed Cardamom Cinnamon, Cloves & Black Pepper. Vacuum sealed & packed within 24 – 72 hours of harvesting to give you Garden Fresh Teas with the Best Aroma & taste. Brew it hot, iced or Kombucha tea, with or without sugar.

Ginger Tea

Traditional blend of 100% natural CTC black tea with ginger, cardamom, cinnamon – cassia, black pepper, cloves & liquorice.

Tea leaves are vacuum sealed & packed within 24 to 72 hours of harvesting to give you Garden Fresh Tea with the Best Aroma & taste, and the assurance of truly ethical, fair trade price to Farmers.

Frequently Asked Questions About Best Hydrating Drinks For Breastfeeding

How much should you be drinking? What should you avoid drinking? I answer all of those questions and more below, so keep scrolling!

How many fluids should I be drinking while breastfeeding?

You should drink about 128 oz of fluid while breastfeeding. Not all of that fluid has to be water, so that may make it a bit easier to drink that amount of fluid.

In order to drink that amount of fluid, try to have an entire 8 oz cup of liquid when you breastfeed and eat. This makes it much easier to drink all of that fluid.

Why should I drink more than just water?

Water is great, but different hydration drinks have electrolytes and other ingredients that are beneficial for hydration. Electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals are important for your body’s natural functions and to have in your breastmilk for your growing babe.

What drink should I avoid while breastfeeding?

Some drinks that you should consider avoiding are:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Sugary drinks

Remember, anything is fine in moderation, but you may consider avoiding those things while breastfeeding. These drinks can affect how well your supply and hydration.

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Hydration is a key component in staying healthy, especially while breastfeeding. Water is great, but other drinks like coconut water, herbal teas, etc can help with hydration and provide benefits as well!

What are your favorite drinks to have while breastfeeding? Let me know in the comments below!

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