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When do you give your baby water?

A 18 day old baby who don't pea unless he drinks alittle bit of water

 
Lgill.Laura

Asked by Lgill.Laura at 6:22 PM on Jan. 13, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (5)
  • Our pedi told us never to give water unless they directed us to do so
    MommyH2

    Answer by MommyH2 at 6:26 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Babies don't need water its just something to drink that fills them up, stick with breastmilk and/or formula until they are older. Do not give a baby who isn't even a month water.
    NAT24ROXY24

    Answer by NAT24ROXY24 at 6:24 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Water is a HUGE no no at this age. He needs to get all his nutrients from breastmilk or formula. If he is having a hard time peeing then call your doctor. DON"T GIVE HIM WATER! Doing so can cause malnourishment at this young age.
    worriedmommy600

    Answer by worriedmommy600 at 6:24 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I have never heard of giving water to a child before 6 months and even then it is very small amounts. Most of the time it isn't recommended before 1 year. Drinking water makes the baby feel full and then they do not drink the formula/bm as much as needed.
    bugfin

    Answer by bugfin at 6:33 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Our doctor recommends you start giving an ounce of water at a time around 1 week of age. Water will help to keep down gas levels and keep baby hydrated, especially if mom's nursing and not getting enough water herself...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:25 PM on Jan. 13, 2011