my DD2 is just over 5 weeks old and in this heat has been so unsettled, she wants to feed constantly but is so tired she's falling asleep as soon as she's latched on. I think she's just hot and thirsty, so was thinking of giving water but unsure of how much I should try and if it's too early.
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29-12-2013 11:02 #1Member
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Water for 5 week old
29-12-2013 11:13 #2
I would just keep feeding as much as she wants and make sure you are keeping really well hydrated. Maybe head to somewhere with air con in the heat of the day for an hour or 2.
29-12-2013 11:13 #3
I gather she's bf? Definitely no, I would not give water.
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29-12-2013 11:26 #4
No water. Breast milk and or formula should be providing the water she needs.
Otherwise bubs will fill up on water and not get what she needs from her feeds.
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29-12-2013 11:35 #5
No need for water. Her regular feeding may be due to 6wk growth spurt (that can occur a little early). But don't add water. Breast milk has all she needs
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29-12-2013 11:58 #6
I second SPG - make sure you are hydrated. There is no need to introduce water prior to starting solids.
29-12-2013 12:03 #7
As long as you drink lots of water, I would just demand feed - I noticed my summer baby use to have lots of little 'drinks' and fall asleep in the heat, I think it is pretty normal.
29-12-2013 12:05 #8
Breastfeeding no. Your breasts will be giving her the fluids she needs, the body is amazing and will pick up on the fact it's hot and change your milk according to what she needs
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29-12-2013 12:33 #9
Water can be extremely dangerous for young babies...to the point that it's possible to kill a young baby by feeding them water (water intoxication...electrolytes etc. being too diluted in their blood, as the body tries to even out certain things between the cells). I'd personally only give it after medical advice.
29-12-2013 13:08 #10
No need for water before 6 months. Keep bf as much as she wants. Water is dangerous this young.
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