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My 3month old daughter drinking alot of water is it normal?

(19 Posts)
surreytrace Mon 22-Aug-11 15:17:34

My Daughter just turned 3months and has started to drink a bottle of water bout an hour after her bottle of milk. This is my first child i was just wounderin if this was normal or not?

JarethTheGoblinKing Mon 22-Aug-11 15:18:59

Depends. How much milk does she normally drink in a day?

surreytrace Mon 22-Aug-11 15:21:07

shes on 8oz of hungryer milk every 2-3hours. I got told thats ok because shes sleepin through the night and is makeing up for what she has missed through the night

RealityVonCrapp Mon 22-Aug-11 15:21:47

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TanteRose Mon 22-Aug-11 15:22:00

you mean she is drinking a bottle of water after EVERY bottle of milk? That is way too much water.

I don't think it is recommended to give much water to babies under 6 months

you should ask your MW for advice

JarethTheGoblinKing Mon 22-Aug-11 15:25:36

Does she really need the hungry baby milk? Calorie wise they're the same as stage 1, they just have a different ratio of casein to something else (sorry, can't remember, it's been a while smile )

How many bottles does she have? At about that age DS was on 7 x 7oz bottles in a 24 hour period.

JarethTheGoblinKing Mon 22-Aug-11 15:26:59

I assume she's just on milk, no solids at all?

surreytrace Mon 22-Aug-11 15:27:39

but it seems like she is crying for it wont sleep until u give her some :S

RealityVonCrapp Mon 22-Aug-11 15:29:07

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colditz Mon 22-Aug-11 15:29:12

Give her normal milk, not hungry baby milk. She will drink more of it, will get more nutrition and won't need the water. If she's crying for a bottle, that bottle needs to contain milk.

colditz Mon 22-Aug-11 15:29:55

Also, are you overdressing her? The weather is very warm and really she only needs short sleeves and short legs.

RealityVonCrapp Mon 22-Aug-11 15:32:08

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colditz Mon 22-Aug-11 15:33:20

By normal milk, I mean stage one baby formula, NOT cow's milk.

TheRealMBJ Mon 22-Aug-11 15:34:29

Give her normal formula and then when she wants more, give her more formula. Don't try to fill her up by forcing her to take more than she wants at a feed. Don't offer water. It is not recommended at all.

mrsgordonfreeman Mon 22-Aug-11 15:35:04

Give her more milk, just normal formula, don't bother with the hungry baby stuff. She doesn't need extra water.

If you're worried, go see your HV or GP.

Cleverything Mon 22-Aug-11 15:38:05

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mejon Mon 22-Aug-11 15:57:16

As others have said, water isn't recommended or needed at this age. DD2 is 6.5 months and I've only just started giving her a little bit of water when she's having solids. She probably has at most 1 or 2oz of water a day. If she's crying for more after an hour, it is because she's hungry rather than thirsty especially if she's been filling up with water.

4madboys Mon 22-Aug-11 16:13:30

what everyone else has said, she doesnt need that amount of water!

offer her milk and if she wont take it because she is full then maybe offer her a dummy? she could just be wanting to suck for comfort?

surreytrace Mon 22-Aug-11 16:44:49

thxs i think ill give her more milk see how we go smile

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