Drinking water is essential for our survival and well-being. However, for infants and babies under six months old, drinking water can be harmful to their overall health. Breast milk is the only source of nourishment for the baby as it includes all the nutrients that the baby needs. When can babies drink water?
You need to gradually wean your child off breast milk after one to one and a half years of breastfeeding. He/she needs to get used to to drinking water and solid food – initially in the mashed form and gradually in their normal cooked consistency.