Water is good, BUT why no water for the baby before 6 months old?
This is a common question asked by new parents.
Let’s learn together about the reason today and be cautious about offering water to babies less than 6 months old.
1. Is my baby get enough water?
🍼 Breastmilk contains 80% of water, the baby had enough water all he/she needs from breastmilk. If the mother feels the baby is thirsty, offer breastmilk this will satisfy the baby’s thirst.
2. Why water will cause malnutrition?
🍼 Offering too much water cause a decrease in appetite and lead to malnourish
3. What is water intoxication?
🍼 Giving a baby too much water too fast can cause her kidneys to flush out sodium and electrolytes, leaving her salt-depleted. In serious cases, this can trigger seizures.
4. When is the best time to feed water?
🍼 When a baby older than 6 months old and start solid foods.
5. Can I feed water if my baby is constipated?
🍼 Exceptional rules, pediatrician may suggest giving her 2 ounces of water a day to get her back on track