Bayi yang minum susu ibu tak perlukan air masak/kosong??

apa kata anda?

Fakta: Bayi yang minum susu ibu tak perlukan air lain selain susu ibu(bagi kes bayi 6 bulan ke bawah)

kandungan susu ibu terdiri daripada 88% air!

Susu ibu akan membentuk satu lapisan yang memberikan pelindungan kepada bayi di dalam ususnya

jika kita beri dia air, lapisan itu akan ‘dicuci’



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Guidelines for offering water to breastfed babies

Breastfed babies do not need water – keep in mind that breastmilk is 88% water. Even in the first few days after birth, before mom’s milk has "come in", colostrum is all that is needed to keep baby well hydrated (assuming baby is nursing effectively). Per theAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, "Supplements (water, glucose water, formula, and other fluids) should not be given to breastfeeding newborn infants unless ordered by a physician when a medical indication exists… During the first 6 months of age, even in hot climates, water and juice are unnecessary for breastfed infants and may introduce contaminants or allergens."

In addition, breastfed babies do not require water when it is very hot outside, assuming baby is allowed to nurse as needed. Baby can get all the liquids needed via breastmilk. A number of studies have determined that an exclusively breastfed baby does not need extra water – these studies have been done in various locations (both humid and dry) at temperatures ranging from 22-41°C (71.6-105.8°F) and 9-96% relative humidity[see references below].

Note: Formula fed babies do not routinely need extra water. Some sources do suggest offering water to a formula fed baby when it is very hot outside (though baby may prefer to get extra water from more frequent feeding), or when baby is sick with a fever (consult baby’s doctor for guidelines).

For newborns (especially under 4-5 weeks), water supplements can be risky

  • Babies under two months should not be given supplemental water.
  • Water supplements are associated with increased bilirubin levels in jaundiced newborns.
  • Too much water can lead to a serious condition called oral water intoxication.
  • Water supplements fill baby up without adding calories, so water supplements can result in weight loss (or insufficient weight gain) for the baby.
  • Babies who get water supplements are less interested in nursing. If baby is not nursing as often as he should, it will take longer for mom’s milk to come in and can delay or prevent mom from establishing an optimum milk supply.

For babies past the newborn stage

  • Too much water can interfere with breastfeeding because it fills baby up so that he nurses less. Babies need the nutrition and calories in breastmilk to grow – water has none of these.
  • Breastmilk has all the water your baby needs, even in very hot weather.
  • When your 4-6 month old baby is learning to use a cup, giving him a few sips of water a couple of times a day (no more than 2 ounces per 24 hours) is fine and fun.
  • Once baby starts solids, you might want to give him a few sips of expressed milk or water with his solids – some babies need this to prevent constipation
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