Jade - posted on 02/24/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )
I have just noticed that alot of people are telling mothers to add more water to the formula to help with there constipated baby. I know that it sounds like a good idea to dilute the water... but its actually very dangerous, and your giving wrong advice to mothers who don't know about these things. My friend is a midwife and she told me that it is such a No No and anyone that does needs to stop immediately.
This info is also based on people trying to save money but its still the same thing...Adding more water to formula.
EL PASO, Texas -- Health officials are warning parents who add too much water to their baby’s formula could be putting their baby’s lives in danger
"If you over dilute the formula, what could happen is the baby is not getting enough nutrition as far as what they would need based on the guidelines that are on the can," said Bethany Romero"
Romero said too much water can lead to serious health problems.
“Well they'll have too many electrolytes in their system. They can suffer from seizures, they can have heart problems because of that," Romero said.
As a father Gonzalez said it is pricey feeding an infant.
"It's expensive because at the end of the month, I start to buy an extra can or two," he said. However, Gonzalez said he would never add too much water just to save money, even though cans of baby formula can cost about $14 per can.
"I think that's just being negative,” he said. “It's really just being cheap."
Last month in Florida, an infant nearly died after the mother mixed too much water with the infant’s formula.
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IM NOT TRYING TO BE NASTY EITHER IM JUST TRYING TO HELP...SO PLEASE DON'T TAKE THIS THE WRONG WAY. HOPE IT HELPS!!!