giving water

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  1. kitten1102

    kitten1102 Well-Known Member

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    this may sound stupid, but can you give a baby too much water?

    Tim normally has about 4oz over the day. Is this too much/not enough?
     
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    andreag Well-Known Member

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    Are you breatfeeding or bottle feeding?
    With breastfeeding you don't need to give any additional water.
    If your bottlefeeding, I'm not sure if there is a recommended amount - i guess there is a balance between having enough that they don't get constipated but not filling them up on water. Provided he is not overly hungry and not constipated I would think it is fine.
     
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    kitten1102 Well-Known Member

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    we mix feed. he has breastmilk all day, and then 10-12oz of formula after his bath to get him through the night...
     
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    Oh - could you reply to Valley Girl post above re nighttime formula top up?
    4oz sounds like plenty if he is only on one formula feed though
     

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