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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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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.

    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.

    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...?

    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.

    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

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

  • None

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

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

    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)

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

  • NONE

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

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