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Water for breastfed baby

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llareggub Tue 06-Oct-09 16:05:23

DS2 is 23 weeks and exclusively breastfed. This is probably a stupid question, but I'm not sure when I should start giving him water as well as breastmilk. I'm not going to wean him until he is over 6 months and sitting up, but just wondered about water.

babyOcho Tue 06-Oct-09 16:08:09

6 months when he starts eating, alongside food.

JulesJules Tue 06-Oct-09 16:09:38

Well I'm sure someone better informed will come along in a mo, but afaik, you do not need to give water at all whilst exclusively bfing.

CMOTdibbler Tue 06-Oct-09 16:12:51

Once you are offering solids, then it's a good idea to start offering water in a cup with meals. No need to do so before then as long as you are bf on demand

JulesJules Tue 06-Oct-09 16:13:11

Kellymom link here

llareggub Tue 06-Oct-09 16:16:29

Lovely, thanks all.

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