my baby is breastfed. sometimes my baby is gassy and i personally feel i should just burp him more frequently and also have been doing the colic massage the i found in another thread (works wonders!) but my mom insists that i give him water to ease his discomfort. she even insists that i give him water just to "refresh" him. despite my efforts to tell her i do not want to give him water because 1) my breast milk has everything he needs and he does not need a water supplement to feel refreshed and 2) i do not want to fill his little belly up with water that is just making him full but not providing nutrients and could cause a disturbance in his tummy and intestines. since i told her it could cause a problem she snapped back how would i know if i don't try. anyways, i told her that i researched it and everywhere advises against it. she insists that water is a cure for gas. am i just being overprotective? he isn't even really that fussy. when he fusses, I burp, feed or change him and he's happy. i either need advice or some encouragement.
Btw- i live with my mother and this is my first child so the conflict is unavoidable. Even my husband has tried to back me up but she is so insistent. Even my dad has snapped at me telling me not to "get smart" with my mom (even thought she didn't even breast feed me!)