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Old 09-10-2006, 09:25 AM   #12
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Re: Giving baby water?

I actually saw something on the news about giving babies water who are under 5 or 6 months. Big "no-no". They were saying that they only need breastmilk or formula and that's it. If they get too much water, they can be in danger b/c of their sodium balance and other stuff. He said babies can actually die if they are given too much water too young. The doctors were saying no water - a sip or two here or there isn't bad, but they said just feed them BM or formula and they'll be just fine. I only gave Ethan water at five months on particularly hot days when he was developing a heat rash but he only had a few sips.
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