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21h ago

Dear Doctor

Please advise I have been giving my son fresh water (Boiled and cooled off) who is 7 days old.

Is this okay as I had been told to stop and i should only feed him milk never never water ?

Thanking you in advance.
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childhood diseases

01 Jan 0001

There should be no need to give a small baby anything other than breast milk. A bit of sterilized water will not do a lot of harm, but it is definitely not needed at this age.
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