Re: When to let baby drink water?
You can start giving her water at 6 months. Just a little bit, with her solids. You don't want her to fill up on a non-nutritive fluid- you want her to get her fluid needs met at the breast. Until 6 months, just let your LO play with the cup. She's not reaching for it because she's thirsty, she's doing it because she sees you playing with a "toy" and she wants to play, too!
If you are going to give water to an EBF baby, it has to be the teeniest, tiniest sips. Because of their small body size, it is possible for excess water to throw off a baby's electrolyte balance, and that can make them sick.
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