To my knowledge, it is not necessary to give water to a breastfed baby. I've read that it is counterproductive to his natural demand (and hence my supply). However everyone is telling me to! Parents (oh you should let him flush out the toxins in his body!), relatives (oh poor boy is having hiccups, give him water!), and even my pedi, who says I should let him start getting used to the taste of water, if not he wouldn't want to drink water in future! Is this even true?
So far I've insisted not to give him water but I'm getting sick of those suggestions repeatedly!
What do you do ladies? Do you give him water? If so, when did you start?
My Lo is 12 weeks.