Do breastfed babies need water or drinks?
About 88% of breast milk is hydrated, and babies who are exclusively breastfed do not need additional water. Even in the hot summer, eating only breast milk can satisfy the baby's hydration. However, in general, artificially fed babies need to be constantly hydrated to help digestion and absorption of formula.
It is not necessary to supplement breast-fed babies with water. If the baby's already small stomach capacity is filled with water, it will inhibit the child's absorptive capacity, reducing the amount of milk they actively suck, and the nutrition they receive will be reduced. This is not only detrimental to the growth and development of the baby, but also causes reduced breast milk secretion.