Water for infants?
Katelyn - posted on 02/18/2010
my dr told us that water is dangerous bfore 5 or 6 months of age, the kidneys cant process it and they can actually drown if given too much. that is plain water, given mixed with formula if fine obviously, but check with your dr first.
Kemisha - posted on 02/18/2010
If you have started to give the baby formula then i suggest you give him/her water only babies that are breast fed only can do without water. But other than that every one needs water to grow. So be very careful give the water out of a cup and not bottle feed because bottles can be dangerous.
Kristie - posted on 02/16/2010
its fine to start giving water between bottle feeds esp during the warmer months... you will notice if they are getting dehydrated as the 'hole' on top of their head will start to suck in... if u notice this you can give ur bub some water to drink being only one month old they may only drink a little bit but thats ok :) but like it has been mentioned if they are breastfed they shouldnt really need any extra and they get it all from you but it dosnt hurt to supplement if u feel like she needs some extra nourishment
Natasha - posted on 02/16/2010
e saw the pediatrician last week. Mine is 3months now and I've been instructed to start giving water now, as my boy is VERY large and will need solids already. 1 month is very young though to give water. Our nurse instructed us to not give water before 3 months as drinking more water makes them feel full and may lead to malnutrition.I live at Sun City (it's VERY) hot here. 30 to 34 celsius on a normal day, and my son only drank formula till now.
Karen - posted on 02/16/2010
when i took my baby for his four month check up the dr told me that it would be fine to give my little one water as long as he didn't take so much that he wasn't taking his normal amount of milk - she suggested 2-3 ozs per day and i must say, he loves his water! i would just check with your dr first though, one month seems a little young.
Amy - posted on 02/16/2010
If your baby is breastfed then she will not need any additional fluids (including water). In hot weather she just might like to feed more often. If however she is bottle fed then it is fine to give them supplementary water throughout the day. To know if your baby is getting enough water she should have at least 6 wet diapers a day.
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