my daughter will be four months in 11 days. My mother keep telling me to give her water, but when she was 4 wks her pediatrician told me notto because it will make her iron low. I don't know if its ok now or not.
*she goes back to the doctor @ 6 mths.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:01 PM on Oct. 9, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by LeanneC at 8:11 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
Answer by tarja at 8:04 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
Answer by twinsnseptember at 8:08 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
Why do you want to give her water. I mean it may just be me, but at that age my girls were just starting to form a schedule, so were on demand feeding. So I guess is it going to harm your child probably not, but if you are breastfeeding I wouldn't, she will get what she needs from that. If you are formula feeding, then she is getting it when you make that. So I am confused as to why she needs water. I hope that help.
Answer by DevilInPigtails at 8:11 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
Answer by WindyTheWidow at 8:12 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
Answer by WindyTheWidow at 8:16 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
Answer by epoh at 8:22 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
LeannC and epoh are both correct. Breastmilk and/or formula provides all the water that is needed for a young baby and water should not be introduced until the child starts eating solid foods. Additional water intake when solid foods are not present can seriously upset the electrolytic balance of the breastmilk and/or formula, ensuring that your little one is not getting the full nutritional benefit of their milk. Water is not needed and should be avoided until solid foods are well established. At that point, water is essential because it regulates blood sugar and aids in digestion of solid food. Hope this helps.
Answer by ktok2009 at 8:49 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
Answer by ThrivingMom at 9:02 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
Answer by KalebsMommee at 9:22 PM on Oct. 9, 2009