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wen can a baby drink water?

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Updated on Apr 18, 2017

hello my baby is 4 n half months old... I live in sikar, rajasthan n it's too hot here... so can I start giving water to my baby?

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| Apr 21, 2017

I have 2months baby. ..I feel so hot inside. and excess of heat problem kaise solve karna padega. .pls help me. ..I'm from Karnataka. ...i can't drink more than two litre water

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| Apr 20, 2017

as a doctor am advising my patients to stick on exclusive breastfeeding before 6 months.. the reasons are ...maximum developments including brain development occurs during this stage. any food rather than bm will reduce the level of nutrients needed for development,n it will affect the immunity of the child too.. water intake will reduce the sodium level leafing to hyponatraemia.. even in hot temperature bm is sufficient,just watch the urine output of the child,if he passes more than 8 times per day,he s getting enough water from bm,mother should drink more water during feeding period

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| Apr 20, 2017

after 3 months

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| Apr 20, 2017

no need to give water. mothers milk has all contents. if u give additional water, then her intake of milk get reduced. so no need to give separately

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| Apr 19, 2017

my baby was a colic baby . when she came from hospital 4th day she was crying inconsolably . I was giving her water 3 spoons daily from that day . nw she has completed mashallah 5 months . nw in these hot summer she's drinking water from glass it's even her play n wetting her tongue every 2hrs.

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| Apr 19, 2017

maine meri beby ko 4 month mai pani start kiya tha abhi garmi mai to unko continue pyas lagti hai

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| Apr 19, 2017

I started giving her from 2nd month onwards. because she had constipation. so doctor suggested to give so. 5 to 7drops after feeding.

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| Apr 19, 2017

u can give water to ur baby. m started too at 5 month.

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| Apr 19, 2017

am also give water to my baby .my baby has completed 4th month so I can give the water..

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| Apr 19, 2017

yes u can... mai bhi apne 5 month k bby ko de rhi hu paani

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| Apr 19, 2017

no need to give water untill 6 months.. if you are feeding enough then water requirement of the baby will be fulfilled after 6 months too. give water only if it necessary,its not compulsory

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| Apr 19, 2017

doctor told me that give water to baby

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| Apr 19, 2017

afcourse yes. ....already I gave water to my 2months baby

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| Apr 19, 2017

hi there is no need to give water if you are feeding mother

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| Apr 19, 2017

there is no need to give water... you can start it after 6 months before that breastfeeding is enough...

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| Apr 19, 2017

I too started giving at 5 months itself.... but give boiled water

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| Apr 19, 2017

when baby is exclusively on breastfeeding,it's better to avoid giving water as water lowers the natural sodium levels in the body. once u start giving solids then u can start giving water. This was suggested by a pediatrician.

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| Apr 19, 2017

yes ofcourse it's too hot outside, baby needs water.

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| Apr 19, 2017

No issues gv ur baby sm water as I also started in 5th month bcz v too lives in gulf so it's vry hot over here

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| Apr 19, 2017

i started giving water to my baby after 6 months... before it breast feed is sufficient... it contains all vital nutrients that baby require... ☺

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| Apr 19, 2017

you can give water to your baby , 100 ml in a day. no issues

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| Apr 19, 2017

you can give warm water to your baby. start with 2tsps and increase your BF too.

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| Apr 19, 2017

I started giving water to my baby wen she completed 6months.

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| Apr 19, 2017

ayesha and mahima you both are right bt if baby's bodies tampreture is usually become high, you should consult to Dr about it.

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| Apr 18, 2017

hi Shilpa... Ayesha is ryt... continue breastfeeding n don't give nythn else.... u double ur water intake... baby will get it from the BM

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| Apr 18, 2017

instead of giving water, feed ur baby frequently so that baby vl not b thirsty. And is not advisable to give water to infants below 6months bcos in breast feed the baby gets enough amount of water.

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| Apr 18, 2017

Yeas u can give without doubt

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| Apr 18, 2017

last week my 3 n half months baby having high temperature so dr told me for giving her water,because of high temper weather.

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