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Why It’s Dangerous For New Born Babies To Drink Water

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Babies eat many times a day: This is because their abdomens are tiny and can only retain one to two teaspoons or five to 10 millilitres at birth.

Here’s why you should never give an infant water.

Water is unnecessary and has no nutrient

Water can be dangerous for a newborn baby because it puts unnecessary material in their stomach making it difficult for them to absorb important nutrients like fats, calories, minerals and vitamin. Instead, feed them nutrient-rich breast milk or formula to support their growth and development.

Water Intoxication

Giving a baby water can result in water intoxication. The kidneys of infant are not as mature and cannot withstand as much water as those of an adult. Giving even a modest amount of water to a newborn under six months old in a short amount of time can result in hyponatremia, which can cause death or enlargement of the brain.

When can babies drink water?

Over the first six months, the baby’s stomach expand gradually reaching a capacity of 2.7 to 5 ounces by the time they are one month old. They can carry roughly seven ounces of water in six months.

Small amounts of water can be introduced at around six months but formula or breast milk should remain the baby’s primary source of nutrition and hydration. The majority of babies will still prefer their milk and regard water as a curiosity but this will change. Babies can start drinking more water at one year old, coupled with healthy diet and cow’s milk.

About the author


JOLOWO BUNALAYEFA PIUS is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for BUNADY NEWSLITE GLOBAL ENTERPRISE ( He started his Blogging/Journalism career at God's Own Wireless Company 2012. He's a graduate of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko Ondo State, with a major in History And International Studies. You can contact him for press events, advertisement promotions on Email:

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