It is believed that children who are breastfed, do not need feeding for up to 6 months. If the baby is an artificial artist, let him drink water or tea, but do not force. But when you enter the lure or the child is sick, there are some rules.
Breast milk is a versatile product. It quenches not only hunger, but thirst. Moreover, the upper milk is more watery (87% water), and the back milk is fatter and contains many nutrients. To quench the thirst of a baby, you need to attach it to your chest for a couple of minutes. Therefore, it is enough to feed the baby on demand and monitor your diet. But supplementation can affect the health of the child.
Water can suppress hunger. Therefore, if the crumb drank some amount of liquid, then he will not drink the same amount of milk. Accordingly, he will receive less nutrients.
Breast milk is ideal for your baby and helps reproduction of beneficial bacteria in the intestines. This strengthens the immune system. But another liquid can "flush out" the microflora and cause dysbiosis and colic.
By the way, the water that is contained in breast milk is different from normal. There are practically no salts in it. So, it does not burden the kidney of the child.
For babies who are bottle-fed, there is enough water with which you dilute the mixture. However, nutritionists recommend feeding a child between feedings. But do not enter into his diet juices in 3-4 months. Modern studies have shown that the pancreas is not yet sufficiently developed to cope with such a complex product. In addition, a child up to 6 months receives all the necessary vitamins from breast milk or adapted mixture.
When it is necessary to solder the child.
Colic - This is a common phenomenon in the first years of a baby’s life. And if the pipsqueak iskustennik, he will need a special tea from colic. If he is breastfed, you have to drink tea, and the baby gets everything you need from milk.
If a child has a fever, he just needs to drink more fluid.
You also need to feed the baby if he has signs of dehydration. Even if he refuses to drink, try pouring liquid from a spoon.
Dry mucous. Does the room always have a heater or a playpen near the battery? In this case, the child will also drink more often.