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  1. #1
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    Default Water

    Hi, my DS has been exclusively breastfed since birth. He's never been given water to drink. Just wondering how much water he should take once he starts solids? Can I introduce water to him in a cup rather than from a bottle?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Water

    hi
    i would definitely use a cup and not a bottle. baby really doesn't need a lot of water at all and should start to get used to a cup. here are two great links with info. it looks like no more than 2 oz a day is about right but that there is still not a real need for anything other than breastmilk.

    http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/so...aby-water.html

    http://www.drjaygordon.com/development/faqs/faq036.asp




    Paula
    Mom to Cody 2/3/92
    Mommy to Kaeden 10/06/06

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Water

    I've found with starting solids that my son needed to drink water to prevent constiptation. In addition, I give him fruits high in water content (watermelon, pears, honeymelon, etc).

    Here's some infor on how much water from http://www.purehealthybaby.com/Water_156.html

    Once your baby does start eating solid foods water should be offered with all meals and snacks. Gradually introduce water to your baby until he or she is drinking a maximum of 4-6oz daily. Maintain this amount until your baby is a year so it will not compromise their milk intake.
    Caylen Koen Chew (25/05/06)
    Lost No.2 in Aug 2008 ... Lost No. 3 in May 2009 Hoping for another ... Enjoying No.1



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