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A 23-year-old female asked:

can i give water for my two and half month baby?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Not recommended: At this age, I would stick to breast milk or formula.
Dr. Satish Sundar
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Agree
Oct 23, 2014
Dr. Manuel Lopez diaz
Emergency Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: If not lactating, babies needs to have moderate amount of water a day in addition to formula, to keep hydrated. Good luck.

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How much water is too much water for a year old baby?

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Don't worry about it: It's difficult (and rare) to drink too much water, and you needn't worry about that with a toddler who is allowed to drink in response to needs. The body has many mechanisms for achieving water balance - which means if he or she drinks more than needed, it will just be peed out.
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At what month can I give my baby water out of a bottle?

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6 months: You can start introducing sips of water around 6 months. Any earlier than that, you worry about disrupting the delicate electrolyte balances in newborns. By the time they're a year, let them have as much as they want. When they're toddlers and they're thirsty, give them water instead of juice.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Hey doctor I would like to know is it okay to give my 2 month year old baby water is it healthy for him ?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Healthy: Limited amounts of water are fine. If you live in a warm climate the baby will require more water to remain hydrated. It also may help to relieve constipation. Water should not be given to replace formula because the baby will miss calories and electrolytes. Generally 2-4 oz of water a day would be good place to start.
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A 34-year-old male asked:

When can an infant have water?

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
When starting sippy: A great time to give free water is when you start trying out the sippy cup at 6 months or so. Up until then pt should be getting nutrition through the bottle, either breastmilk or formula. Once pt start solids between 4-6 months and volume of milk goes down, can start giving a little free water (2-4 oz total)

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