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Is it okay/healthy to continue giving distilled water to my 8 month with her feedings? We use arrowhead mountin spring water and they offer distilled water as well. Do babies meed flouride in their water?

Is it okay/healthy to continue giving distilled water to my 8 month with her feedings? We use arrowhead mountin spring water and they offer distilled water as well. Do babies meed flouride in their water?

Yes & yes: A water supplement is certainly ok for kids of any age. Distilled preparations do not have Fluoride & many bottled waters do not either.Fluoride would help baby form stronger enamel while they are building their teeth so it would be reasonable to make sure baby attained it in some form.Check with your doc about supplements if needed. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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My infant is 1week 3daya old not having reg. Bowl movements and isn't burping after feeding i've given him gripe water&still no help what meds to giv?

My infant is 1week 3daya old not having reg. Bowl movements and isn't burping after feeding  i've given him gripe water&still no help what meds to giv?

Define & use natural: If breast fed, stooling less often& skipping days i would leave it alone if still soft. Bf infants can stool a little every feed or a crib full once a week.Bottle fed kids are expected to go daily. I've had success with undiluted prune or apple juice, 1oz once or twice daily.Water may also help ...Read more

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A 3 week old breast feeding infant. Does this baby need extra water from a bottle if constipated? Does this baby need to take water from a bottle?

A 3 week old breast feeding infant. Does this baby need extra water from a bottle if constipated? Does this baby need to take water from a bottle?

No!: Breast milk provides everything that infants need. In fact, babies under 4 months, who are given supplemental water may develop a condition called 'water intoxication' which is associated with seizures. Are baby's stools hard or just infrequent? Breast fed babies may have bms with every feed, or as infrequently as 1-2 times a week, soft/mushy stools. Talk specifics with dr. ...Read more

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When can an infant have water?

When can an infant have water?

When starting sippy: A great time to give free water is when you start trying out the sippy cup at 6 months or so. Up until then pt should be getting nutrition through the bottle, either breastmilk or formula. Once pt start solids between 4-6 months and volume of milk goes down, can start giving a little free water (2-4 oz total) ...Read more

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Why shouldn't i give babies water under nine months?

Why shouldn't i give babies water under nine months?

Nothing specific: Babies don't need anything but breast milk or formula for the first year but i see no reason to Prohibit it's use. Some prefer not to use it as it may interfere with normal feeding & slow growth. Kids can get water-logged if the drink too much. An ounce or two occasionally doesn't hurt any kid. ...Read more

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Why do harlequin babies lose a lot of water?

Why do harlequin babies lose a lot of water?

No skin: Harlequin babies lack skin barrier. Our skin acts as a barrier in protecting us from several infections and helps body decrease water and heat losses. Harlequin babies more exposed to skin infections, increased water losses and increases temperature intolerance. ...Read more

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Can I deliver bottles of hot water to babies?

Can I deliver bottles of hot water to babies?

Confusing question: First, babies can develop mouth burns from hot water so it should never be offered at any temperature above normal body temperature.Second, they have no biological need for water in the first year beyond that provided in breast milk or their formula. ...Read more

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My babies refusing the water they are now seven months what can I do ? When I should give them ? How much daily ?

My babies refusing the water they are now seven months what can I do ? When I should give them ? How much daily ?

No problem!: A normal 7 month-old does not need to drink water. Babies should be offered breast milk, or formula, when thirsty. Sometimes juice is used to help resolve constipation. Otherwise, juice is not needed. During periods of the stomach flu, pedialyte may be tried if a baby is not tolerating breast milk or formula. But, in general, babies do not need to drink water. ...Read more