drinking for 2month olds

Brittany - posted on 01/16/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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is it okay to be givin my baby water? And the formual?

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Nikki - posted on 01/16/2012

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No, not at this age, it can cause water intoxication which can be lethal, it also can lead to unbalanced electrolytes and healthy bacteria in the gut. It's best to wait until they are a bit older. Breast milk or formula is all they need for the first 4-6 months.

Michelle - posted on 01/16/2012

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You'll get a lot of conflicting advice but it does depend on what sort of climate you live in.



When my oldest was on formula he had pretty bad constipation and also being in a hot climate it was suggested that I give him small amounts of water in between feeds. Just small amounts of cool boiled water is fine, not a whole bottle full though.

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