Well the father of my child thinks you mothers have NO idea what your talking about, because every question I need answered I ask you ladies! and I TRUST you guys...
So right now I said I am DONE giving my 2 month old any type of water because of reading some of your answeres to another question!
And he said those ladies are idiots they dont know what they are talking about!
This coming from 1st time pops!
HELP TELL HIM HOW BAD WATER IS FOR OUR SON
Asked by Anonymous at 1:58 AM on Oct. 3, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by heatherann0221 at 2:02 AM on Oct. 3, 2008
http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/maryland/doctor/blog/2008/05/too_much_water_bad_for_babies.html Cute and past this website into address bar. It tells why excess water is bad for infants.
Answer by Southerncharmes at 2:05 AM on Oct. 3, 2008
Babies need extra fluids in the hot weather, but straight water is not one of them," says pediatrician Allen Walker, M.D., head of the Emergency Department at Johns Hopkins Children's. "Too much water can disrupt the delicate balance in a baby's body, leading to water intoxication." Too much water dilutes sodium in the blood and flushes it out of the body, thus altering brain activity, which can lead to a seizure. Babies under a year old may be more prone to seizures because a young infant's diet does not contain enough food sources to replenish the lost sodium. Also, an infant's immature kidneys cannot flush out excess water fast enough, causing a dangerous buildup of water in the body. Breast milk and formula are the best way to keep a child under a year old well-hydrated. Straight water should be avoided. Over-diluted formula can lead to water intoxication as well.
Answer by heatherann0221 at 2:08 AM on Oct. 3, 2008
I need to say that limited amounts of water is fine. But it's when you are giving your infant excessive amounts of water is where the imbalance comes in. Water itself is NOT bad but you should really regulate how much you give your infant right now. I would not be giving him/her several bottles a day of plain water.
Answer by Southerncharmes at 2:13 AM on Oct. 3, 2008
One more post and I'll stop. LOL Even adults can die from water intoxication. If an adult drinks excessive amounts of water such as several gallons within a short period of time the body organs (Kidney, heart, lungs) can not process it quick enough and you can die within hours. It is rare (in adults) but it does happen. I worked at and ER and we had a young lady in her 20's to die from water intoxication. It's real and it happens to adults AND infants.
Answer by Southerncharmes at 2:23 AM on Oct. 3, 2008
Answer by kabbot01 at 8:47 AM on Oct. 3, 2008
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