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    Anna had her one month appointment yesterday and the doctor said to start giving her 1/2oz of water every day. I stupidly forgot to ask why and when I thought about it when I got home I looked it up online and in my baby book. However most advised against water before six months.
    So, I was curious what the reasoning could be?
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    what about it being related to the weather? since its getting hot out?
    & I didnt know you were recommended against it dont you put water in powdered formula anyway?
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    Is she constipated at all?
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    No. Not constipated. The only thing was that she said it seemed as though she may not be gaining enough weight and that I may not be producing enough milk. But, I don't see her dining water affecting either of those? And she didn't tell me to start giving her water in regards to those issues.
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    Is she breastfed or formula fed? Formula fed babies get dehydrated easier than brestfed babies.

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    I don't know why you would be told to give her water.
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    I had always heard not to give them water unless need for a specific reason
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abigail View Post
    No. Not constipated. The only thing was that she said it seemed as though she may not be gaining enough weight and that I may not be producing enough milk. But, I don't see her dining water affecting either of those? And she didn't tell me to start giving her water in regards to those issues.
    Very strange. Generally they will only tell you to give water if the baby is dehydrated (which can lead to constipation). So if they think you might not be producing enough, that could lead to dehydration, but I would think they would recommend supplementing with formula, not straight water. So I have no clue. That's kinda strange. Personally, I wouldn't do it for the weekend, and then call on Monday to see if they can explain the reasoning.
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    Okay, weird.
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    That is odd. You make a valid point - I don't see how that would help her gain weight, except for water weight, which is not exactly what you're going for if she needs to up her weight a bit. I've only ever heard of this with constipation as well. Hmm...and actually I've sometimes heard adding a bit of apple juice for constipation when they're under 6 months, because it's added hydration but not just plain water.

    Maybe call and ask to speak to a nurse and/or the doc about it, to clarify?






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    That is strange. I would get a good explanation before doing it.
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