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You should give the child some distilled or purified water, never sink water. Use one of the small bottles. The water protects the child's entire body, prevents dehydration and can rinse the milk and formula from the child's mouth than can cause decay or other problems in the mouth. Apple juice is another liquid you can add when the child is slightly older but not at one month unless you water down the apple juice. Other juices that are acidic should not be used on the child until he or she has an older digestive system. Pedialyte can be use if the child is sick. If it is hot and you feel hot then give the baby the distilled or purified water to keep the baby hydrated and cooled off. Use lukewarm water not freezing cold water.

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You can breast feed for as long as you want. then you give them their formula and after there at least starting to get teeth is when you can give them water.

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It cannot hurt them, but the liquid needs of an infant are more than covered by their bottle or breast feedings.

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Of course!

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