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water to a 1 month old?

is it ok to give a 1 month old water and how much if so?

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Asked by Jandr082908 at 6:45 PM on Sep. 2, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • no

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:47 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • no, there's no need to really, they should be getting plenty of fluid from BM or formula. we used to start giving water at about 3months and only in very small amounts, like 1oz or less...

    Answer by DreainCO at 6:49 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Nope

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 6:49 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • No, they don't need it and it will fill their bellies up instead of giving them the nutrition they need from formula or breast milk.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 6:51 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • NO, NO, NO. No water until the baby starts solids. I just read this week that it is now recommended all babies wait until 6 mo to start solids (including formula fed).


    Answer by Gailll at 6:54 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • ok!! thanks everyone!!!

    Comment by Jandr082908 (original poster) at 6:55 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • I gave water to my newborns and they are avid water drinkers to this day. Only a few sips here and there when they were about a month old. I never heard it was bad for them. I do remember the doc saying it wasnt necessary at that age.

    Answer by LeeLeeCandleGrl at 7:02 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • No water. They need nutrients from either breast milk or formula, and absolutely NO water for several more months. GL!

    Answer by Glamourina at 7:03 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • thank u!

    Comment by Jandr082908 (original poster) at 7:04 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • There are even incidents where infants can die from getting too much water. Mothers have accidentally killed their babies by using too much water in the formula, trying to make it last. Water is, like the other posters have told you, a very very bad idea.

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 7:25 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

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