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giving water to babies

how much water can you give a 2 month old baby a day?

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genuinely_real

Asked by genuinely_real at 6:24 PM on Oct. 12, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You aren't supposed to give a baby water. They need nutrients the nutrients in breastmilk or formula. Water will just make them feel full without any nutritional value. I know this has changed. When my oldest was born, I was told to give her water. But I just did my pediatric rotation and they say no water until a year old.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:27 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • The pp is right. You don't need to give your baby water at this age at all. Formula or breastmilk has all the water they need.
    SamanthaAgain

    Answer by SamanthaAgain at 6:28 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • I wouldn't give a two month old baby any water at all. I have heard that it can be harmful to them, though I have no way of backing that info up. If your baby is breastfed, she shouldn't need any water until she's started to be weaned, and I would be fairly sure that it would be the same with formula...?
    Cheryn

    Answer by Cheryn at 6:33 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • thanks. i do breastfeed and formula feed and i was told by a couple of people that it was ok. but know i know. thanks everyone.
    genuinely_real

    Answer by genuinely_real at 6:35 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • i was told no water at that age but i give my daughter water now that she eats solid foods but only with meals any other time is formula
    audreyhv6207

    Answer by audreyhv6207 at 7:14 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • None
    Pauline3283

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 7:30 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • yeah they dont need any water, its already in their formula
    stephany21

    Answer by stephany21 at 8:05 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • try giving he/she water when they are about 6 or 7 months...(when you try a sippy cup, actually)
    stephany21

    Answer by stephany21 at 8:07 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • NONE
    tabi_cat1023

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 9:19 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

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