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How much water? Kelsey Jones-Ross 1 child; Kentucky 269 posts
26th Mar '13

How much water do you feed your 10 month old?



I give mine 8 ounces a day and he still has hard poops. No cereal, just baby food....idk what is causing him to have such a hard time pooping. :/

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
26th Mar '13

How many times a day is he nursing or how many oz of formula?

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
26th Mar '13

DS is 11.5 months old and never gets water. Breastmilk and formula are better for them at this age.
Is he pooping regularly? Try upping his formula/BM intake.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
26th Mar '13

at that age, none.

Kelsey Jones-Ross 1 child; Kentucky 269 posts
26th Mar '13

That's crazy. He has to have water. My PED told me that water helps lubricate the colon more. Without water, your body gets more constipated. Even adults are that way.....



He has 7-8 ounce formula four times a day.



I am about to get him off of his formula. I hate it.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Kelsey Jones-Ross:" That's crazy. He has to have water. My PED told me that water helps lubricate the colon more. Without ... [snip!] ... adults are that way..... He has 7-8 ounce formula four times a day. I am about to get him off of his formula. I hate it. "


Are you mixing the formula properly?

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
26th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kelsey Jones-Ross:</b>" That's crazy. He has to have water. My PED told me that water helps lubricate the colon more. Without ... [snip!] ... adults are that way..... He has 7-8 ounce formula four times a day. I am about to get him off of his formula. I hate it. "</blockquote>



You have been misinformed. All the water they NEED at that age is in the breastmilk/formula they take in. And you can't take him off of formula at 10 months, formula/breastmilk needs to be his main source of nutrition until at least a year. I think you need to find a new doctor.

Kristen Parris 2 kids; Virginia 1897 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Kelsey Jones-Ross:" That's crazy. He has to have water. My PED told me that water helps lubricate the colon more. Without ... [snip!] ... adults are that way..... He has 7-8 ounce formula four times a day. I am about to get him off of his formula. I hate it. "


You shouldn't be taking him off of the formula!! It has all the nutrients he needs at this age! He could develop iron deficiency anemia from being taken off this early. I've never been told to give them just a bottle of water. I would give my son a little to practice with sippy cups but that's it. My son had constipation issues and we gave him prune baby food or water down prune juice and it helps.

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Kristen Parris:" You shouldn't be taking him off of the formula!! It has all the nutrients he needs at this age! He could develop iron deficiency anemia... [snip!] ... cups but that's it. My son had constipation issues and we gave him prune baby food or water down prune juice and it helps."


This. You absolutely should not be taking your child off formula this early. AT LEAST one year. What are you planning on giving him in place of the formula anyway?
They don't NEED water. That's just ridiculous. Yes, adults need water because our bodies work differently than babies' bodies :idea:

Kelsey Jones-Ross 1 child; Kentucky 269 posts
26th Mar '13

I disagree. Water is crucial in any human's diet.



I am planning on weening him off formula and starting him on whole milk. This will take several months. I just do not like the ingredients in formula. Some of them are unnecessary and bad for infants....



I don't let my doctor conduct my parenting. I just know, from my medical practice as well, what I have been trained is the best nutrition and many pediatricians are not as practiced as they should be on what is healthy for our children, sadly.



But anyway, the 8 ounces is working sorta, I just think maybe I will try feeding him prunes often as well as his other foods and formula/milk.



Thanks!

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Kelsey Jones-Ross:" I disagree. Water is crucial in any human's diet. I am planning on weening him off formula and starting ... [snip!] ... is working sorta, I just think maybe I will try feeding him prunes often as well as his other foods and formula/milk. Thanks! "


Why dont you look up canadian guides to weaning off of formula, we start whole milk at 9 months of age here to be totally off of it by 12 months.



My dd has had water since the day she was born due to colan issues and needing water to help her, now she is on meds she needs every day to help with that, but my dd has been on only whole milk since she was 11 months old.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
26th Mar '13

As he had cheeries yet? if so try some cherries. Cherries help regulate pooping and an added bonus its helps build up your immune system :) for adults its 20 cherries a day to boost immune and help regulat you so I would say maybe 4-5 cherries for a lo a day. Helped with my dd.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
26th Mar '13

Babies don't need water. It's actually really dangerous for them until at least 6 months of age, their kidneys cannot process it effectively. At ten months it's no longer a health risk really but no, they don't need it.



For the constipation you should try whole raw blueberries. They work every time for my munchkins.

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Kelsey Jones-Ross:" I disagree. Water is crucial in any human's diet. I am planning on weening him off formula and starting ... [snip!] ... is working sorta, I just think maybe I will try feeding him prunes often as well as his other foods and formula/milk. Thanks! "


If you're having problems now with constipation, introducing whole milk and weaning off formula is only going to make it a lot worse. It is so much harder for babies to digest.

NewMommyXOXO 1 child; South Carolina 1183 posts
26th Mar '13

I used to give my dd an few oz of water for constipation ..per her pediatrician. If that didnt work I would dilute a tiny bit of prune juice or even prune baby food. And for the record....a little bit of water is not bad for your baby! Only if they are consuming an extremely high amount could cause water toxemia.