Anyone STILL has not introduced water at 1 year??
Both Dr. Jay Gordon and Dr. Jack Newman said water is not necessary in the first year, so I didn't hurry to introduce it. Now that she's (2 weeks) past one year I'm thinking it may be time. It's just that I still don't see the real NEED to . I stay home with DD and offer the breast very frequently and whenever I think she may be thirsty.
I know many moms offer water with solid meals but since DH and I don't drink anything with meals ourselves, I don't feel it natural for DD alone to have a cup of liquid to drink with her meals (she always eats with us, BLS way).
The only other reason for introducing water now is to help DD practice using a cup. But there's no real rush in that either, isn't it. My mom says she doesn't let me use cups until probably 2 or older and I grew up knowing how to use a cup.
Anyone knows if there's any harm in water still NOT being a part of a 1-year-old diet?