My dd is 7mnths old..the drs had told me before to try her on juice (try) bc her acid reflux is sooo bad..well the juice didnt work..this was a few weeks ago..so today i was thinkin i would give her some water..i tried it before plain and she drank a good bit...but today i put in one of those water mixers generic walmart brand in my bottle and spit it with her..it was grape flavor she drank about 3oz...i was just curious if anyone else had tried this or what ppls thoughts were? I have tried several juices and she cant drink any..the dr told me that if i get thirsty then more than likely she is so i didnt know what else to offer her...does anyone else give their baby water? How much?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:59 PM on Aug. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by ali_1107 at 7:56 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Juice makes anyone's reflux worse, even adults. Babies should only drink water and no drink mixes, no sugar water, no artificial sweeteners. Water can help with reflux but you have to be careful with babies. They can get something called water intoxication if they get too much water.
If you baby has reflux so bad at this age you want to ask to see a specialist and have tests done. Reflux is strong acid coming up that damages everything it contacts including the back of the throat. If the baby chokes on it then it can cause serious pneumonia or death. I've woken up choking on acid and it is terrifying.
Answer by Gailll at 5:26 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by m-avi at 3:04 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by MaryMW at 3:04 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Both of my children like water. I never measured the amount though. I just gave it to them in a tippy cup. Have you tried dilooting the juice? I have to do that for my daughter. I do 50/50.
Answer by elly25 at 3:05 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
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