Water and shaking, both not for babies!

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We headed off for the zoo today. Knowing it would hit the upper nineties this afternoon, I wondered about keeping Willow hydrated and cool. As you might be able to tell, we are normally chilled from the sizzling summer heat in air conditioning or in the pool (Laguna Matata). My first thought was to make her an extra bottle with H2O. I’ve never done this, so quickly consulted “trusty” google first. Good thing. What I learned was that while water is a great bev choice for adults, it is definitely not for the little babies. Thing is we adults eat in excess of what our bodies require, but breastfed babies instead get exactly what they need nutritionally from the milk, no more or less. So if water is added to their tiny systems, you risk diluting the baby. Crazy! Suggested instead was…yep you guessed right…a extra bottle of milk! After our hour long stroll around the park, Willow guzzled it right on down.

It never ceases to amaze me how much a mothers body can do for her baby, even this long after she’s been out :)

1 Comment

  1. She is so cute! I just want to tell you that it is NOT too early to sign up for summer reading programs! My friend, Marci, has a 2-month-old and she went by and got her free book from the library for participating. They love reading at all ages and when you read to them it counts too. Our library has a special program just for tiny ones. Happy reading!
    Sandy
    PS. Love your blog.

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