Studies have shown that babies plain water can be very dangerous.
American pediatricians from Chemist Click believe that children up to five months it is better not to drink water, as it can affect water-salt balance. The results can be very sad.
Researchers announced that a newborn child is composed of water by 75%, while in the adult organism is about 60% water. In addition, the kidneys of infants is quite weak and not able to display a large amount of fluid. Because the kidneys of the baby and so have to take plenty of fluids derived from milk or formula.
Pediatricians warned that even a small amount of excess water can lead to the violation of water-salt balance in the body, in particular, can cause hyponatremia. This condition, which reduces the concentration of sodium in the body. In the end, there can be serious complications: convulsions, cerebral edema and even death.
Therefore, physicians are advised to carefully monitor the amount of fluid, which uses the baby as little as possible to give extra water. The younger the baby, the less water can be given to him. In particular, the authors do not suggest in the first two months to give water to the child, but at six months the baby can drink without any risk.