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Monday, July 28th 2008, 11:13am

Taking water

Baby is now fully bottlefed and in these warm days (long may they last) I think she needs some water to keep hydrated. Problem is thats she absolutely hates it! The most she has is half an ounce. I've tried offering it in a cup as well as a bottle, but no luck.

She does have mild reflux so would that make any difference?

I'll keep trying, but in the meantime any suggestions from the "experts" would be welcome :D




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Monday, July 28th 2008, 11:39am

My friend has just been told that in order to get water into her 9 week old baby (due to constipation) to put raisins in it as it sweetens it and therefore makes it nicer to drink, maybe worth a try??!!! Seb didn't ever drink water until he was about 9 months old just would never take it. I think at Iona's age they get all the hydration they need from their milk anyway so try not to worry too much xxxx

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Monday, July 28th 2008, 6:40pm

I dilute the milk to get more water in. I started off just adding in another ounce (say 4ox formulae + 1 oz water) in these really hot days i sometimes give 50/50 milk/water if i don't think they've had enough water.

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Monday, July 28th 2008, 8:50pm

I wouldn't have thought the reflux would make any difference, Plum always liked water. Perhaps she just doesn't like it. Just try to sneak a sip in here and there whenever you can :happy:







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Monday, July 28th 2008, 9:30pm

I was told to never mess with the formula mix but to offer small amounts of water inbetwen feeds, if you get 1/2 oz down 2/3 times a day its ok as milk is all they need at that age. x x x even with my 2 lo's @ 18mths somedays they drink 2 bottles of water other days i cant get them to drink one bottle of water :rolleyes:
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Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 10:35am

As long as youre not giving more concentrated milk, and are keeping an eye on how much milk they're getting, I don't see the problem in diluting the milk a little? mmmmmm I'm sure I was advised to do it by my HV and I know many of the other mums do it too. It hasn't caused any problems for us . Someone please tell me if theres a reason why you shouldn't do it as I'm still doing it! (mainly to try and tackle Cs constipation)

Unless Ionas showing signs of dehydration though I wouldn't worry too much :D
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Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 11:08am

I agree about the diluted milk Suzy. I give Pud 9oz water with 8 scoops when it is hot.







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Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 11:13am

If she is weeing as much as usual then there is nothing to worry about. But I would keep offering her water because its useful to get her used to it long term. Mooch was reluctant at first but now she loves it, to the point where I had the paddling pool out at the weekend and she was drinking out of that, with the grass that was floating in it!





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Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 11:31am

In the shower this morning Pud was sticking her tongue out and drinking straight from the flow of water!







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Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 11:57am

Mooch bends down in the bath and takes slurps of it, last night she even did it after she had wee'd in it!

Sorry MB, we seem to have gone off on an 'isn't my todlder hilarious' tangent!





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Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 11:58am

Plum does that too, silly billies! Pud was hilarious with her tiny little tongue. She was cuatious at first and then went wild for it and was giggling.







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Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 2:19pm

Thanks as usual girls for the advice and experience. Shes going mad for milk at the moment so |I guess that is doing the ttrick, even if it is giving her hellish colic. 2 hours of screaming last night. Only massage helped. I'll keep at it with the water, shouldnt that be a motto for motherhood!!!?

Its funny cos Iona loves to drink the bathwater if I'd let her, maybe I should just put bubble bath in the bottle...




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Baby Iona born April 2008 - 5 weeks early - The light of my life




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