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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
baby is 4 months, 15 pounds, breast-fed. doing well- Should she be getting water or is breast enough?
The American Academy of Pediatrics has stated that human milk provides all the nourishment that a baby needs for the first six months (AAP, 1997) Even in hot climates your breast milk will be sufficient and water is not needed. Reference: American Academy of Pediatrics Work Group on Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and the use of human milk. Pediatrics, 1997;100(6):1035-37
Tina Weitkamp, RNC, MSN
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati