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A 28-year-old female asked:

At what age can an infant start drinking water and how much? for example, if the child is sick, can you given them only pedialyte?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
See below: Pedialyte is only recommended for a child with vomiting and diarrhea. Discuss the addition of water with your child's provider. There is usually no indication to give just plain water.
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