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how much water is giving good for 6-1 year babies after introducing cerelac & also taking breast milk

i am worry about my baby health

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Asked by latha995 at 12:47 AM on May. 19, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Do u mean cereal? I wouldn't give much water if baby is only 6 months, but if a year old a cup a day is okay. You just don't want to be replacing breast milk with water.

    Answer by nepenthe429 at 12:52 AM on May. 19, 2011

  • I don't give my 13 month old any water, just milk.

    Answer by Kitkat61277 at 1:08 AM on May. 19, 2011

  • At that age they dont need water until they start eating like table food and no longer are on the bottle or breastfed. Since they get enough water from that. I think my son started drinking water around 15 months?

    Answer by SweetPoison at 1:10 AM on May. 19, 2011

  • I didn't start giving my son water until he was eating more solids than breastfeeding. There's not reason to be concerned as long as your baby is nursing plenty and not showing any signs of dehydration (fewer than 6 wet diapers a day, I think? dry skin, fatigue, very yellow/orange urine...). Most likely, though, you baby will get what he/she needs from the breast, and your body will respond by making just the right amount of milk. Good luck!

    Answer by Adelicious at 4:37 AM on May. 19, 2011

  • Under 1 year doesn't need water. They need all the calories they can get because they are growing so fast.


    Answer by JSD24 at 9:12 AM on May. 19, 2011

  • Feeding protocol for the breastfed baby, age six months to one year: Nurse FIRST, on demand. Solids (avocado, banana, peas... he eats what you eat and cereal is NOT needed) AFTER nursing, whatever baby wants. Water isn't needed at all.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:47 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Nurse, then offer solids, and you can offer an ounce or two of water in a cup with solid feedings, but know that it's not necessary. Breast milk contains all the water a baby needs.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 4:05 PM on May. 19, 2011

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