A member asked:

When can i start giving water to drink to a baby he is 3 months old now and he usually gets hickups and i use breast milk to help him from that?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Infants have no need and derive no benefit from water supplements. Breast milk or formula is designed to provide for all of babies needs. Hiccoughs are driven by an electrical wave in the breathing muscle like a heartbeat and will fade when it decides to, supplements of milk or water have no direct benefit.

Answered Mar 14, 2016



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