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how many oz of water does a breast fed 11 month baby should consume per day?

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Dr. Jonathan Goldfinger
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Depends on how fed: Every infant is different. Exclusively breastfed infants do not need extra water. If using other formula, they may need water. Worth reviewing with your pediatrician.
Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Water: Alternative fluids for breast milk include water, juices and milk. At one year of age a child is transitioning to more independent eating habits and the amount and variety of fluids are at your child's choosing. Water is a great resource for a child to enjoy and much healthier than sugary drinks. So let your child eat normally and drink as much water as desired. No max or min .
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Should=none: A breast fed baby requires no supplemental water. It is often used as a way to let non-mothers participate in babies care, but they have no need for water. When a baby is wetting diapers at least every 6 hours they are demonstrating that they have a normal fluid balance.

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Last updated Aug 8, 2017

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