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September 13th, 2013, 03:19 PM
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I totally forget - when can babies have a little water in a bottle. Ellianna has been fed exclusively bm (except for 3 ounces of formula during the first week of life). On some hot afternoons, I am thinking it would be nice to give her an ounce of water. Not sure how old the child is when you can do this.

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September 13th, 2013, 03:46 PM
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I think they just recommend that you offer the breast or bottle more often. BM is 90% water, iirc.

When my son was 6monthsish I would use a straw and put drops of water on his tongue/lips to keep them moist because he liked to gawk a lot, lol.

'Scuse the bad typing, please. 'Breast is Best' but not when browsing the internet!

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September 13th, 2013, 04:53 PM
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September 13th, 2013, 05:11 PM
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I have read that breastfed babies do not need water for the first 6 months.

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September 13th, 2013, 06:20 PM
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we didn't give DS water until almost a year
He got all this liquid needs from the formula he was drinking along w/ the food he was eating
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September 14th, 2013, 10:00 AM
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The exact same thing hilachu said. Didn't give did any water til about a year. She got what she needed from the formula. And since your able to nurse I would just stick with the breast milk. It has everything she needs so she doesnt need any water yet

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