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FF - when to feed cooled boiled water???

(6 Posts)
helsybells Wed 12-Dec-12 02:40:52

People keep mentioning feeding cooled boiled water to their LOs. My LO is 12 weeks, should I be giving CBW and if so under what circumstances would you give it??

EdwardtheEagle Wed 12-Dec-12 03:09:27

I think unless you are in a v hot country or a real heat wave it's not advised anymore. I'm in the south of France and was told even in August it was only necessary if we were going on a long car journey and even then only 10ml.

It's prob your mum/mil/old fashioned Hv telling you this? wink

PebblePots Wed 12-Dec-12 04:07:34

Never, unless the baby is dehydrated

ZuleikaD Wed 12-Dec-12 06:34:39

What Pebble said. Never, except in absolutely boiling weather when baby may not be able to get enough fluids from bottles.

Moominsarescary Wed 12-Dec-12 06:43:17

We didn't give water until 6 months this time, ds3 is 20 months. By which time you don't have to boil it. I think they sometimes advise you to earlier if the baby is ill and not taking feeds.

Fairylea Wed 12-Dec-12 06:51:54

I was advised by GP to give water during the summer and when ds was on infant gaviscon as it made him quite constipated. But that's all.

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