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Does giving 5 week old babies sugar water cause any harm?

Does it help with constipation?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:25 AM on May. 12, 2009 in Health

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  • A baby never ever needs to be given sugar water!! Sugar will rot a babies teeth(yes,even teeth still in the gums),no health or nutritional value,will reak havoc with the insides,and water is to harsh for their little tummies.

    A baby only ever needs breastmilk,or at 2nd best,formula.

    No juice until 6 months,then only baby juices or watered down juice.

    I've never heard of such a thing.. Must be an old time wives tale.

    Answer by Clearbrite at 5:04 AM on May. 12, 2009

  • are you breastfeeding or formula feeding? a breastfed baby never needs anything besides breastmilk. if you're using formula, sometimes the formula can be a bit thick, and so you'll want to water it down just a smidge.

    i, personally, would never give a baby sugar water

    Answer by llansky at 12:27 AM on May. 12, 2009

  • I really can't think of a single good reason to give a baby sugar water.

    Answer by munch12502 at 12:36 AM on May. 12, 2009

  • Don't give the baby sugar water. Babies don't need water. You can put brown sugar in their formula/breastmilk though. A tablespoon of brown sugar to 4 oz of formula/breastmilk. That's what I did with my daughter. It really helped her constipation.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:39 AM on May. 12, 2009

  • I've never heard of anyone giving a baby brown sugar, or sugar water for constipation. My mother reccommended Karo Corn Syrup, or Prune juice, and they worked like a charm. Formula CANNOT be watered down, if formula is too strong, or too weak, it can stunt a babies growth, and not give them the nutrients that they need.

    Answer by lynnseyfaye at 1:25 AM on May. 12, 2009

  • I have a 4 week old and we put a small amopunt of prune juice in his bottles once or twice a day. Babies get all they need from breast milk and /or formula, so talk to your doc about this.

    Answer by Bearsjen at 2:00 AM on May. 12, 2009

  • If baby is constpiated on the formula CHANGE THE FORMULA. No sugar, please. No prine juice, either...too early.

    Remembe that constipation is passing hard dry pellets. Not pooping is NOT constipation.

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:59 AM on May. 12, 2009

  • A baby dose not need anything sweet, it wont harm the baby but theres no need to give water and suger just water if fine!

    Answer by babydorian2007 at 4:24 AM on May. 12, 2009

  • a five week old baby should not be having sugar or water. You can (and should) start offering water in a sippy cup at around 9 months. Water is a great and healthy habit.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:04 AM on May. 12, 2009

  • you never water down formula ever! And no baby should be offered sugar water either.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 8:39 AM on May. 12, 2009

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