At what age should I give my child plain water to drink?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies consume a diet exclusively of breast milk or formula for the first four to six months of life. A baby gets all the water he needs from formula or breast milk. It is not necessary, nor is it recommended, to give your baby plain water before he is six months old. When bottle-fed babies start eating solid food, they may be offered a few sips of water between feedings. Breast-fed babies usually do not need extra water if they are nursing on demand. Please confer with your physician.