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A 39-year-old female asked:

My 3 year old son constantly drinks from wake to sleep. water, diluted orange juice, etc. what are reasons he may constantly want to drink?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Habit or problem: Some kids can become habit drinkers & their kidney responds to by making dilute urine an abrupt stoppage would be unwise as the could dehydrate. Gradual decline in intake (quit filling the cup to the top) can result in less intake & more concentrated urine. If the kid gets up at night to drink a lot, a fluid hormone pbm may exist. Either should be checked by your pcp.
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