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How much water to be given to six month old along with solid foods? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Jun-2013
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User:hi doc
User:i have some query regarding my son who is 6 months old
User:i have started him with solid food like rice and baby oats and XXXXXXX
Doctor:PLease let me know
User:i want to know how much water i need to give him?
User:after the solid food
User:i dont want him to drink too much water and fill up his tumy
Doctor:How old is he?
User:6 months
User:he is having 2 solid feeds per day
User:i mix his rice with water and also XXXXXXX and oats
User:but still do i need to give him water?
Doctor:Actually it is better to give him as much of water he takes
Doctor:Can you approximately tell me how much of water does he take per day? So that I can suggest whether to keep it same or decrease
User:i give him around 30ml of water after each feed
Doctor:That is good enough
Doctor:But I am wondering why you are feeling it as more. Is there a particular reason?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:i was just asking is it less or more
User:since i am feeding him oats and rice
User:i was just wondering if i shud give him more water
Doctor:30 ml is fine and you can increase it to 50 ml also if he wants to take more
User:ok fine
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