Our new baby is mildly fussy—not quite crying but not settled either—or they're sleepy when they need to be awake or they’re having trouble latching on and nursing. Enter the delicious forbidden treat known as sugar water.
Sugar water is purified distilled water with a high concentration of sugar in it.
It can be useful for getting baby's attention when dribbled on mom's nipple before attempting to breastfeed but it's also insanely sweet and can cause issues for a stable nursing routine.
Basically, a baby could think that the sugar water tastes better. If we're aware of the risks and benefits of sugar water in babies and still choose to administer some, that's fine. It's when baby gets hopped up on sweets in the nursery without our knowledge or full awareness of how sweet the concoction is that poses a potential problem.