21st November 2019

kidshealth
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When can my baby start drinking juice?

It's best to wait until after a baby is 6 months old before offering juice. But even then, pediatricians don't recommend giving babies juice often, since it adds extra calories without the balanced nutrition found in formula and breast milk.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what age should I give my baby water?

In general, your baby shouldn't drink water until he's about 6 months old. Until then, he gets all the hydration he needs from breast milk or formula, even in hot weather. Once your baby is 6 months old, it's okay to give him sips of water when he's thirsty.

Do babies need water?

It is often suggested that formula fed babies may need a drink of water when they are older and when the temperature is high. According to Dr. Sears, “Breastfeeding babies do not need extra water, though formula-fed babies often do. Your breast milk contains enough water for your baby, even in hot, dry climates.
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