FF and hot weather, do i give extra water??

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  1. ShanandBoc

    ShanandBoc Well-Known Member

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    Im currently switching from BF to FF and the weather is 42 degrees here tomorrow :wacko:

    Do i need to give my little girl some cool boiled water? Any idea on how much to give?

    Anyone?
     
  2. bathbabe

    bathbabe Mum to 3 boys

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    Yes you can give her water - but not too much. Personally i would give maybe 1oz between feeds? but then we have only had HOT weather here when LO was born lol so im not the best person to answer x
     
  3. MrsRabbit

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    Unless you think she's getting dehydrated, even in hot weather you shouldn't give too much water. It can throw off their electrolytes. I felt more comfortable giving DD pediatric electrolyte solution like Pedialyte over water when she was under 6 months.
     
  4. ShanandBoc

    ShanandBoc Well-Known Member

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    How would i know she needs water and is suffering from dehydration?
     
  5. stardust599

    stardust599 Well-Known Member

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    Dry lips, and if you press the skin on her chest it should go white and then the blood should come back almost immediately (less than 2 seconds).

    I give my LO cooled boiled water too.

    xx
     
  6. ShanandBoc

    ShanandBoc Well-Known Member

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    If it's going to be that hot, I'd probably offer a little. The only important thing is not to overdo it.

    I'd offer 1-2oz between feeds, spread throughout the day. That amount wouldn't do any harm even if it wasn't hot.
     

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