Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: lebs | 2008/10/17

Q.

water for babies

hi 

my wife and I were wondering if it is safe to give our 6 weeks old baby water. we thought that since it looks like he' s struggling when he has to pass faeces, water might help.

regards 
lebs

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You should not give such a young baby any water. If he is breastfed he should not be constipated. If he is formula fed it may be the formula that is causing him to be be a bit constipated.

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