I've been trying to get my 3.5mth DD to drink water for a while now. My nurse said the same thing, and to give her cool boiled water. It seems to work a treat on Bella to get the wind up.
When she was on smaller bottles I gave it to her between feeds, if she didn't finish her bottle and was hungry before the next feed.
I'm trying to get her to drink more water again now (since moving onto the bigger bottles she hasn't seemed too worried between feeds) because she has really bad nappy rash and I have been told it could be to do with having really acidy poos from the formula and that water will break it down. I'm doing it 3 times a day, about an hour after her feed.
I have a question too, if anyone can help me - so far I've been using cool boiled water (about the temp of her bottles), but am i able to boil the water and put it in the fridge and she drink it cold? I have never tried this yet, but am curious if it can (or should) be done. I have an appt with my nurse next week too, but in the meantime it would be great to hear from anyone who might know.
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