is it ok to give my two months old son water when he had coughing and block nose?
Sarah - posted on 11/13/2014
Absolutely do not give water to baby. You can use a few drops of saline to each nostril and suck out mucus with a nasal aspirator. Put a humidifier in the bedroom and prop one end of the bed up so baby's head is a little higher than his feet. This way, gravity can help things drain in the right direction and not pool in the back of his throat.
Jodi - posted on 11/13/2014
Never give an infant water without medical advice. Babies can get water intoxication from a very small amount of water, so generally don't need it, as they get enough in their formula or breastmilk (which is 80% water), but if your child is sick, talk to your doctor.
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