A 25-year-old female asked:
my mother in law gave sips of water to my newborn without my knowledge. it stopped. could that affect the way my baby poops or how often she poops?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett answered
38 years experience Pediatrics
Water in newborns: Plain water is not appropriate for young infants under 6 months. Small sips of water unlikely to change stool pattern. Stool patterns vary depending upon what infant is being fed. Breastmilk stools are more frequent and softer than formula stools. Newborns should be stooling daily with either formula or breastmilk. Followup with your baby's doctor if your newborn isn't stooling daily.
Answered on Jan 23, 2017
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