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Old 06-05-2006, 04:16 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi Ladies,
Just wanted some opinions here! I have a friend who has a 1 yr old. At the 6 month app't the Ped told her to not give the baby too much water- that there is water in juice and formula and that giving extra would only dilute the baby;'s blood and cause blood clots.
This makes NO sense to me- water is better than juice. And diluted blood doesn't cause blood clots- it would have the opposite effect. But I can't really see water diluting the baby's blood at all- unless they were drinking tons of it.
Any thoughts????

Edited to add baby is FF
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Old 06-05-2006, 05:08 PM
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sounds weird to me.

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Old 06-05-2006, 05:15 PM
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it's not good to give lots of extra water to newborns, because it can cause water intoxication. but by 6 months, that's not really an issue. obviously you don't want water to be the #1 liquid being consumed, but i wouldn't worry about it.

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