I offer water with meals. I dont want dehydration but I don't want her to fill up on water iyswim? As milk is still vital for calories. Should I offer boob in between feeds as a drink or is the sippy cup ok?
I'm also wary of stimulating supply as I've 2 weeks of work in mid July ... don't want to leak!
Every 3 hours for a proper feed. 2 meals of solids plus starting on a light dinner. She's small and the hv is big on calories in! But she can get constipation from all the rich solids if she's not given enough water/milk.
Hi, squizita. Don't be tempted to over-think this Just continue doing what you are doing. Healthy babies of this age don't fill up with water - if she needs more calories she will eat more when they are offered, and if she needs more milk she will drink more when she is on the breast. Of course you can also offer the breast between feeds as a drink if you want to. It's no big deal
Cool thanks Tiktok ... yet another thing which raises comments. On Saturday I just took my boobs out with me and someone asked pointedly where her sippy cup was, but another time ill give her water and the same bloody person will say "won't that fill her up?" She likes what she likes. I'm inclined to think that means she's ok.