Water for infants

Vedhapriya - posted on 08/13/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My baby is 2 1/2 months old. Doctor's advise not to give water until she is six months old, but the elders in the family advises to give water. Anyone could advise on this. Is there any harm in giving water to baby until she is 6 months old

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Nikki - posted on 08/13/2013

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Yes it can be dangerous, breast milk or formula is all they need until 6 months of age. Water can fill them up so they drink less milk which can lead to poor growth and development. Babies who drink too much water can suffer with water intoxication. Have a read of the link or google water intoxication in infants.

http://babygooroo.com/2012/03/extra-wate...

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