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My baby is breastfeeding and drinking formula can i still give her water?

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Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 20 years experience
It depends: It depends on what age. You don't need to introduce water into your infants diet until you introduce the sippy cup and you definitely don't need to give water before 6 months of age. You want to make sure the infant gets all the nutrition he or she can by drinking only breast milk or formula and not filling up on empty calories with water.

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