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    Hey I have a 2.5 week old and there has been a couple of hot days and I was wondering if I could give him water yet? If so how much? And do I just give it to him at room temperature?
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    Is he breastfed or bottlefed? Breastfed babies don't need water.

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    Default Giving baby water?

    We started water only when DD started solids. She is now 7 months

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    I was told/read that babies dont need water until they start solids. Up until that time if it is hot they will simply feed more to get the extra fluids (this is for BF babies....not sure if the same applies to FF babies?)

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    Depends on whether your bub is breast or bottle fed. Breastmilk will provide all the water he needs. The first lot of milk babies drink is watery and thirst quenching, so you might find that he's having more frequent, shorter feeds to quench his thirst.

    I don't know how young bottle fed babies can be given water, hopefully someone who knows will pop in soon, but it needs to be cooled boiled water.

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    Default Giving baby water?

    At that age he won't need it and it may cause feeding confusion , he will get all his hydration from bm/
    Formula- I started giving DS a sippy cup of water at about 5 months, mainly just to get used to it and by 6 months when we started solids he was drinking it with meals

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    At that age he won't need it and it may cause feeding confusion , he will get all his hydration from bm/
    Formula- I started giving DS a sippy cup of water at about 5 months, mainly just to get used to it and by 6 months when we started solids he was drinking it with meals
    This was the same for us. We only ever gave water in a sippy cup so we didn't creat any confusion. Again we also started around 5 months.

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    Are you breastfeeding?

    If you are, up your own water intake and allow free boob access but I wouldn't offer a newbie water.
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    Just feed on demand giving newborns water can be dangerous.


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    Default Giving baby water?

    A bottle fed baby that young doesn't need water... Unless a medical professional has directed you to do so.

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