I logged on the site because I got worried after reading an article about how much liquid your baby should have. My baby just turned one and breastfeeds any time she wants, which is often, but we haven't given her any additional liquid. The article I read said that she should be getting 5 1/2 cups per day. It wasn't a breastfeeding article, just talking about cow's milk, water, foods, etc. My baby nurses a lot and still doesn't eat a lot of solid food but she does have pureed foods like carrots, squash, applesauce, etc. which would be adding some liquid, but it wouldn't add up to much. She still just loves to breastfeed. She has 3 or 4 "meals" in the high chair every day but doesn't eat much. I breastfeed her before every meal and also right after. Plus many times of breastfeeding each day, I would say about 6 times at least during our waking hours and we co-sleep and she loves to nurse about half the night. So....is she getting her 5 1/2 cups of liquid per day if she nurses all she wants or should I be having her drink water too? And if I start giving her water, wouldn't that just reduce the amount she breastfeeds? Which I don't want to do, I don't want her breastfeeding to slow down. Is it ok to just breastfeed for liquid at 12 months? And how would I know if she is not getting the amount of bm she needs? And therefore the liquid she needs since I'm not giving her anything else. I rarely feel letdowns anymore and when I try to pump I get just drops but I've read not to go by those things as indicators of supply. I don't want to wean my baby and I guess I thought adding liquid in a sippy cup would mean slacking off on the nursing. But now I'm worried about her having enough liquid.