How early did you start giving your baby water or food
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|Tue, 07-24-2012 - 3:01am|
I just came back from a friend's house, she has two daughters and both of them grew up in Tunisia our home country. My baby started getting fussy and she told me maybe it's time to give him some water as she "noticed that I didn't give him water since I came" to her house. I told her that he doesn't take water and she was so surprised especially that it's summer time. I told her that he's getting all the fluid he needs from my milk so he doesn't "need" the water.
Anyways, I know in Tunisia we have different traditions, moms start feeding the babies as early as 3 months old (my mom told me that since I was her first shild she treated me to this mix made of nuts powder and spices everyday since I was 3 months old! maybe that's why I was such a fussy baby as I am...(surprise surprise)... allergic to all kind of nuts now!
With my daughter, her doctor told me to give her a supplement of 2 oz of water mixed with a little bit of apple juice once a day and we did it sometimes not because I think it's a necessity or because he told me to (I believe breastmilk is all babies need for a loooong time) but because she loooooooved having those 2 oz of water so sometimes we would give her some. And then we started her on cereals when she was 6 months old. I think I will do the same thing with Bayram, give him some water and juice every once in a while (if he likes it, if he doesn't I won't bother) and then start him on cereal when he's 6 months old.