How much water should babies be drinking when they start solids?
Once baby starts solids, you might want to give him a few sips of expressed milk or water with his solids – some babies need this to prevent constipation. For toddlers, continue to breastfeed and offer water in moderation. Breastmilk supplies plenty of fluids, so many older babies or toddlers who breastfeed without restriction can get the fluids they need through breastfeeding. If you are giving formula milk, a small cup is sufficient. For me, after baby starts solids I give a few sips of water to wash the taste in the mouth. I only offer water in sippy cup after they turn 1 year plus. http://kellymom.com/nutrition/starting-solids/baby-water/Read more
Well I think 30ml is more than sufficient. Work around that. My rational is because the food and water will take up space in baby's stomach, hence it will reduce their milk intake. Since I would prefer milk to continue to be her core diet till she is 12 months, I would limit her water intake. We are on breastmilk so the breastmilk can hydrate her as well. http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/babyneedwater.htmRead more
If you introduced solids at 6 months, then feed the baby sips of water only when he seems thirsty. If you overdo it, it will give him a tummy ache. However, if you start solids after he turns 1 and is allow him to drink whole milk, you can give him as much water as he wants to drink.
My baby takes about 30 ml of water throughout the day. 2 solid feedings