Is it ok to give my baby water while breastfeeding?

Jaha - posted on 02/25/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My inlaw suggested that I should give water to my baby every after feeding which I think not necessary because breastmilk is totally complete. Perhaps the reason why she wants me to give her water because of the milk that is on the tongue of my baby, it appears white ..

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Jodi - posted on 02/25/2014

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No, you should not be feeding a baby water. Google water intoxication in infants. Firstly, your breastmilk IS 80% water. Secondly, if you give her water, you are filling her belly up with a substance that has absolutely no nutritional value. If your baby is thirsty, breastfeed her.

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