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My little girl is 7 weeks can she now have water?

can she drink water now or juice?

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emma133

Asked by emma133 at 8:12 PM on Jun. 16, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Water yes...
    older

    Answer by older at 8:14 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • breast milk or formula is all a baby that young needs
    Gen

    Answer by Gen at 8:15 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • so she doesnt really need water?
    emma133

    Comment by emma133 (original poster) at 8:15 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • I gave my babies water right away, consult with her doctor though.
    older

    Answer by older at 8:16 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • She doesn't need water. She needs only breastmilk or formula. Water would only fill her up but not give her the nutrients and calories she needs to grow right now.
    MrsMWF

    Answer by MrsMWF at 8:16 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • she can have water, but its best to use the water from her formula or breastmilk. Usually, you start to give a baby water once she is starting to eat food or if you are trying to get her to sleep through the night you can slowly reduce the amount of formula in her bottles until it is just water so her tummy will adjust.
    Gingerwheel

    Answer by Gingerwheel at 8:17 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • No, your baby does not need water. I agree with the above posters.
    Roadfamily6now

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 8:19 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • she doesn't need water. She will get enough in her breastmilk or formula
    glam.fairy

    Answer by glam.fairy at 8:19 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • no
    Please use extreme caution when offering infants water. Infants who drink too much water may come down with Water Intoxication. For children under 1 year old - and especially during the first nine months of life - drinking too much water may be a dangerous practice.


    In fact, according to pediatricians like James P. Keating, MD, medical director of the St. Louis Children's Hospital Diagnostic Center, "too much water dilutes a baby's normal sodium levels and can lead to seizures, coma, brain damage and death.

    ccmj

    Answer by ccmj at 8:21 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

  • OMG! thats scary
    emma133

    Comment by emma133 (original poster) at 8:22 PM on Jun. 16, 2011

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