Why can babies be watered at less than 6 months old.

Why can't babies be watered before 6 months. What is the reason? And what is the effect of water if the baby is given water immediately? #wanttoknoweverything

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“Giving water to young babies puts them at risk of diarrhoea and malnutrition. Water may not be clean and cause the baby to have infections. Giving water may also cause the baby to drink less breastmilk or to stop breastfeeding early and therefore cause malnutrition. If mothers give water instead of breastfeeding it will also cause the mother to have less milk in the future.” - WHO

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