Thursday, November 13, 2008
Amount of Water Babies Should Take
As a first time parent everything that can help us to learn more how to take care our babies' counts. In the end of the day you are the one who will decide what is good for your baby. When it comes to giving extra water for babies this one is important. According to Jennifer Anders, M.D., a pediatrician at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, don't give extra water to infants younger than 6 months and don't give more than six ounces a day to babies between 6-12 months of age. She said water triggers babies' immature kidneys to flush away sodium. Which can disrupt normal brain activity and can cause a seizure. The best way to hydrate the babies' are through breast milk and formula. You should never dilute formula with extra water. So next time you think your baby is thirsty just breast feed him or give him formula. Follow the instruction of how to make their formula. Avoid adding extra water to it.