Hoping a younger Mom than me (grandma age) can explain why now a days babies are not being fed water until they are on solid food? In the hot weather seems like a little water is hydrating and healthy. My friend's baby is flying from CA to FL & I mentioned additional liquids(water) on the plane, a young mom told me absolutely not! Can someone explain?


Dove - posted on 08/14/2012




More research. Google water intoxication. :) No one can tell you at what point a little water for an infant is safe or at what point it could kill them, so it's better to err on the side of caution. Breast milk and formula are mostly water ANYWAY, so giving more of that will do the hydration and also make sure they don't miss out on any nutrients.

That's my take on what I've heard anyway and the way I did it with all 3 of my breastfed babies. :)

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