How many oz of water can I give my 8 month old a day?

Nicole - posted on 12/24/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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How many oz of water can I give my 8 month old a day? She doesn't get more than 3oz a day now, but she is looking for more. I will ask the Dr. the next time i see him but for now just looking to see if i'm way off with the amount I am giving her now.

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Nicole - posted on 12/24/2011

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She is breast fed and is getting three meals a day. I would say on average she breast feeds 5 times a day.

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I wouldn't give water before 6 months, but 3oz a day sounds ok for an 8 month old. I'm guessing that she's formula fed? In which case I don't actually KNOW since all my kids were breastfed. My girls (schedule fed) might've been getting water on a daily basis at that age, but I know my son (demand fed) wasn't....

Bonnie - posted on 12/24/2011

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The amount you are giving her seems fine to me. You can give her more if she wants it. I was told that a 3 month old can have 3 oz a day, so more won't hurt her.

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