A 26-year-old female asked:
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what is the harm in giving baby 2 oz of water after feeding for 1 hour? my son he is 26 days and i have enough milk but he likes to feed long time

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Dr. Erica Thomas
15 years experience Pediatrics
Water for baby: Babies are not intended to take any fluid except mothers milk or formula (which has been carefully formulated to mimic breast milk). It contains water, nutrients and electrolytes in an exact recipe. Free water is foreign to " baby " kidneys and may be incorrectly absorbed causing dilution of your baby's sodium level. This condition, hyponatremia, can cause seizures, .
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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