professional_Alison : Hello there, may I help you? Every baby is different. Of she is a hungry baby have you tried the hungrier baby formula.
professional_Alison : Watering down her formula will not do her any harm. Fluids can only be a good thing for a young baby. If she is eating sleeping and happy co to ur with your routine until she is old enough to introduce solids.
professional_Alison : * sorry that should read continue with your routine!
professional_Alison : Her stools should be regular at least once a day and if the water is softening it continue as you are. The amount of milk she is having and the number of feeds are correct, keep going as you are you are doing fine, once you introduce solids she will cut down on her milk intake anyway.
professional_Alison : Your baby should be getting all the nutrients she needs from her milk and if she is happy and content don't change the amounts. It's important she is full from the milk as well as a little added water.
Thank you so much! I'd like to further ask,
professional_Alison : This would be the case if you were feeding the baby pure bottles of water but an ounce or two in the bottles is fine. If the baby was not eating and you were struggling to get her to feed then it would be wrong to add water.
professional_Alison : If your child is feeding well and is satisfied after her feed then you don't need to worry.
I see. So to finally conclude, it is generally acceptable if i add an ounce in the bottle for each meal (5 to 6 meals a day) for her?
*an ounce of water*
professional_Alison : Yes an ounce in each bottle is fine as long as you don't give her water in between meals on its own.
Thank you so much! Your replies really eased my worries. Was freaked out this morning upon my friend's warning.
Have a good day.