Is there a recommended amount


Posted by mom111059, 1st September 2016


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  • Newborns do not need any additional water at all. All the water they need is in the breast milk or formula.



  • Newborns get all their hydration from either breastmilk or formula. The only exception is if it is very hot or they are sweating excessively.



  • They don’t necessarily need any, however if it is extremely hot and you feel dehydrated you can give them some cool boiled water in a bottle, a hydrated baby is more important that a fully fed baby. As only getting some milk and water for one feed won’t cause harm but dehydration can. Go with your gut.



  • Definitely none! Being so small their tummies only have room for milk



  • Newborns don’t need water. Breast milk and formula is usually all the hydration they need unless advised by you MCHN


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