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Does my baby need water?

Does my baby need water?

4 months

Babies do not need to drink water, but offering a few sips won’t do any harm. It is often suggested that formula fed babies may need a drink of water when they are older and when the temperature is high.

Breastfeeding babies do not need extra water, though formula-fed babies often do. Your breast milk contains enough water for your baby, even in hot, dry climates. Formula contains higher concentrations of salts and minerals than breast milk does, so that extra water is often necessary for the kidneys to excrete the extra salt. Also, because of less efficient metabolism, formula-fed infants lose more water.

Letting babies drink water is a recommendation only and it really is not needed. The recommendation is not intended to be taken as an absolute directive that you must offer your baby water.

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