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Old Mar 9th, 2013, 18:52 PM   1
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Does a 10 month old need water?


We recently had our 10 month appointment with the health visitor and she asked if my son was drinking plenty of water.. I very rarely give him water but I regularly offer him the breast throughout the day, should he also be drinking water at 10 months old?



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2013, 19:19 PM   2
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I've heard that once they are established on solids you should offer a cup of water at meal times. Not 100% on that but I'll be offering it once my daughter is eating confidently.



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2013, 20:15 PM   3
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As long as nursing frequently there is no need for water. Breastfeeding provides enough water to hydrate your baby. So don't stress or force it.
http://kellymom.com/nutrition/starti...ds/baby-water/



 
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Old Mar 9th, 2013, 20:38 PM   4
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^ WSS.

LO wasn't even interested in drinking anything until he was 12 months old so he never had water until then. As long as he's nursing enough, I'd say he should be fine



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2013, 03:48 AM   5
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So long as you truly feed on demand and your baby can have breastmilk whenever he wants then there is no need for water. However in my opinion a cup at mealtimes is a good habit to get into, even if they don't drink much of it.



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Old Mar 10th, 2013, 06:11 AM   6
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^^ I'm going back to work at 12 months so this is another reason I will be introducing a cup and water. Wish I could stay at home



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2013, 06:12 AM   7
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I never gave Eamon water and I BF him for almost 12 months.



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2013, 07:04 AM   8
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Not unless they are dehydrated, I'd think....?

Mine didn't "need" water, but I surely offered her some at that age because we had an October heat wave. I know I like a cold drink when it's hot



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Old Mar 10th, 2013, 16:54 PM   9
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Scarlett barely drinks water, I only give it to her after dinner, if she is thirsty she looks for a bf.



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2013, 17:42 PM   10
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Thanks so much for the replies! I offer him my milk throughout the day wether he seems hungry or not so I dont think he is dehydrated, ill try the sippy cup next time we get warm weather and see how he feels about it



 
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