After 6 months...
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I follow the belief that baby should not drink water. my 3 mths girl girl is feeding alternate breast milk and FM (supply drop after i return to work). So it is like
since she is 3 months already, when can baby start to drink water??
After 6 months...
i give only after baby start solid coz waters are just empty calories, and plainly fills baby up.. doesnt helps them at all .. breast milk is 95% water.. but if my kid is on fm, i think i might give a tiny sip on n off ..
afer 6 month then can drink water. Drinking plain water below 6mth is not so good for the heart or lung i heard.
thanks for your advice I gave her when she is 6 months.
What about starting solids? what do you guys give for a start and how old I can start to give?
My ger is 3mths only
If you want to start weaning, you may start to give him rice cereal or brown rice cereal (which i like to give to my son) available in all NTUC or supermarket or provision shop as well.
It depends on your baby digestives system. For my son his digestive system is very good , so i give him brown rice cereal with Ikan bilis or chines herbal added into in it.
if baby is on fm (currently 2 mths old only), shld we give them water (bcs of heaty)?
My paed says can give a bit of water if baby is on formula.
On breast milk then no water is needed.
But be careful when feeding water. Baby tends to choke.
just give sip after feeding. when starting on soild then can give more.
Thanks for the info
Try to delay in giving water because baby's kidneys are not mature enough to filter the minerals. Give water after 6 months but make sure your baby is regularly fed so that he/ she is well hydrated through checking the number of times you change diapers (6 to 8 times)
i let my baby drink in 6 months ,coz thats what my doctor prescribed.
i let my baby feed water when she start 6 months old..
6 months or more if you start give cereal that's the time to drink water.
when start to eat porridge.
Mostly required is 6 months.my doc say.
Just start now, coz you let her mix fm and breast milk.. she need water as well
6 months and above is the suitable time period.
Also be cautious of the water source when outside the home or travel