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WATER? As things heat up across ...

WATER?

As things heat up across the US, a lot of parents start to wonder if their baby needs extra water to keep hydrated. Here’s what you should know:

?Breastmilk is over 80% water, so your baby gets all the hydration they need, straight from the tap

?If you’re out in the heat you might consider offering nursing more frequently so they can get some good bursts of hydration

?Babies younger than 6 months should NOT drink water - this can cause major electrolyte imbalances, dilute their nutrition levels, and fill them up so they do not nurse as much as they should.

?After 6 months, your baby will still get plenty of hydration from your breast milk, but as they take more solids and become more active you may consider offering a little bit (only 2-4 ounces per day) of water in a sippy cup. Your milk is still their main source so no stress if they’re not into it at first.

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WATER?

As things heat up across the US, a lot of parents start to wonder if their baby needs extra water to keep hydrated. Here’s what you should know:

?Breastmilk is over 80% water, so your baby gets all the hydration they need, straight from the tap

?If you’re out in the heat you might consider offering nursing more frequently so they can get some good bursts of hydration

?Babies younger than 6 months should NOT drink water - this can cause major electrolyte imbalances, dilute their nutrition levels, and fill them up so they do not nurse as much as they should.

?After 6 months, your baby will still get plenty of hydration from your breast milk, but as they take more solids and become more active you may consider offering a little bit (only 2-4 ounces per day) of water in a sippy cup. Your milk is still their main source so no stress if they’re not into it at first.

#ibclc #breastfeeding #breastfeedinghelp #breastfeedingtips #breastmilk #humanmilk #lactation #summerbaby #lactationconsultant #nursingparent #newbaby #letstalklactation #normalizebreastfeeding #supportisbest #preparedpregnancy #infantgrowth #pregnant #newbornfeeding  #postpartum #latchingtips #cincinnatibreastfeeds #cincyibclc #cincinnatiibclc #breastfeedcincinnati #cincinnatilactation #cincybaby #water?