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Ouch. My head hurts.

Today’s a pretty boring food day for me, and I don’t have much in the way of baby news since I’m spending the whole day at work, away from my boy. :(

But I do have a fantastic headache to talk about.

I’ve been getting these horrible headaches since about a month after I gave birth. I thought maybe it was low iron, so I had that checked. It was fine. I’ve found that when I get enough sleep and make an effort to drink and eat enough, they are far less frequent.  I have a problem with chronic dehydration and I guess, of all the things that could be causing these headaches, that one makes the most sense. I just don’t ever drink anything. And now that I’m 6 months into breastfeeding, it’s a constant battle.

While I was pregnant, I drank a lot of coconut water. I think I need to pick that habit back up. I love the taste of it, and what’s not to love about a drink that has one ingredient? I think soda is the worst thing ever created, and I have to watch the caffeine in tea, so I’m left with water. I can only take so much plain water. 

I always get a weird reaction when I mention it…”Wow…that’s fattening!” It’s not. That would be coconut milk. Totally different. Water is what you get when you crack open a coconut. It’s clear-ish, pretty low-cal (NO fat) and filled with potassium and all the stuff you need to replenish after a workout. Coconut milk is the fatty, milky, delicious stuff you get when you grate and press the oils, sugars, etc. from the meat of a coconut. Both are basic staples for life, if you ask me. Thanks for the coconuts, Mother Nature.

There are a lot of different brands doing coconut water now. I’m not sure why one would be any better than another, since they all just contain coconut water. I really dig ZICO, though, because they make a mango flavor which is just bangin’. (OK, so that one contains a little bit more than just coconut water…)

I think I’ll pick one up today and see if it helps at all. 

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If there are any breastfeeding mommies out there that experienced headaches while nursing, I’d love to hear from you! Advice, please!

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