Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" Her Kidneys cannot handle the water yet. Small babies bodies don't know how to process straight water. It can knock their sodium levels out of balance, resulting in Seizures and even death."
Quoting Nichole Melius:" I have been exclusively breast feeding my daughter until about 3 days ago, we started rice cereal. We ... [snip!] ... the breast milk and be lacking nutrition because of it. So there's the ramblings in my own head about it any in put is welcome "id try not more than 2 ounces they dont need water so most drs tell you no water until 1 but ive given DD water before as long as shes getting the same amout of breastmilk
Quoting Taphath Foose:" Huh!? Why in the world would they tell you no water until a year????? That's ridiculous! As long as they ... [snip!] ... As long as they are drinking what they should with formula/breast milk... My son started drinking water at 4 months old."Because there's a very real medical condition called Intoxication that can occur and it at times fatal. Babies Kidneys are not designed to process water until at the very least 6 months, but a year is better.