Drinks of water

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  1. caggimedicine

    caggimedicine Mummy to Harry

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    My mum has said a few times that maybe I should be giving Harry drinks of cooled boiled water every now and then, as he may be thirsty. Is this something I should be doing now that Harry is almost completely FFed?
     
  2. passengerrach

    passengerrach mummy to kai

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    i do when its hot
     
  3. ChloesMummy

    ChloesMummy Well-Known Member

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    I give Charlotte some most days, just a few oz. Sometimes I find it can help when she is unsettled but has already been fed.
     
  4. tasha41

    tasha41 Mum & Dad + 1

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    :shrug: I always heard that you don't need to give them water, they get everything they need from the formula.. but really I can't see the harm in cooled boiled water.. and it makes sense if it's hot..
     
  5. Sovereign

    Sovereign Well-Known Member

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    I asked my MW this as MIL insisted he needed water and she said he gets everything he needs from formula. I've tried to give it him anyway but he just spits it out. I think it's just up to you really hon. x
     
  6. tiggertea

    tiggertea Mum of Two

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    My mum had told me the same thing when Abbie was unsettled between feeds "she's prob thirsty, give her some water", so i did. Mentioned it to the HV too just in case i shouldn't be doing it and she said it wouldn't do her any harm and was actually a good thing coz it would help her get any wind up that was still in there from the formula.

    you shouldn't give water to baby as a substitute for formula but it's fine to give it between regular feeding times.
     
  7. mrs_tommo22

    mrs_tommo22 Well-Known Member

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    I gave a little water to both of mine before feeds as unlike breastmilk - which has foremilk which acts as a drink. Formula doesnt have that. Its up to you though, i went on advice of my mum tbh who formula fed my sister and I.
     
  8. Fossey

    Fossey Mummy to Larissa

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    I give Liss water. She will take it if she needs it and won't if she doesn't :)
     
  9. claire-lou

    claire-lou Jack & Martha's Mummy

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    I give jack a few oz a day otherwise he doesn't poo
     
  10. Tasha

    Tasha 4kids+2angels+16mc
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    Iv always given my children between feeds when it was hot, or if they were constipated.
     
  11. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    never gave Hannah water until she was weaned :)
     
  12. mommyof3co

    mommyof3co Mommy of 4 amazing boys!

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    There is no need to do it, they get all the water they need from the formula. Too much water can actually be really bad for them, a small amount would be ok, but he doesn't need to have it
     
  13. caggimedicine

    caggimedicine Mummy to Harry

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    Thanks everyone. I think the general opinion is that it's not necessarily needed, but that giving water is ok, so long as it's not too much and they're not filling up on water when in fact they're actually hungry.

    I gave Harry a small drink of water today as it was quite warm weather and he took it ok. He only had about 1oz.
     
  14. moomin_troll

    moomin_troll mummy to zane and corey

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    i tried this and zane hated water and would just spit it at me lol recently ive started him on the odd drink of water but hes still no keen
     
  15. FierceAngel

    FierceAngel Guest

    luisa has water between most feeds since we went completly to formula..

    hv and mw advised to stop constipation.. and in fact she doesnt seem to poop at all without the water!
     
  16. xxxjacxxx

    xxxjacxxx My Eggo is Preggo!

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    Ive always given mine cool boiled water, especially when they are a little colicky or have an upset tummy.....works wonders and does no harm whatsoever!
     

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