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Can I give my 5 month old water aside from her milk?

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Dr. Jean Wagner
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not recommended

The AAP does not recommend giving water before 6 months.
Breastmilk and/or formula is all they need; giving water just replaces the iron and nutrient rich milk they need to grow and develop. After 6 months, they can start having a small amount of tap water (not from a well) via a sippy cup with meals.

In brief: Not recommended

The AAP does not recommend giving water before 6 months.
Breastmilk and/or formula is all they need; giving water just replaces the iron and nutrient rich milk they need to grow and develop. After 6 months, they can start having a small amount of tap water (not from a well) via a sippy cup with meals.
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