Query about water intake

My son is 6 months old. He had started solid food last month. Now he is having 2 times solid food. How much water he should have & when. Does water can be given inbetween breastfeedings. Since water was not given before breastfeeding period
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Dr. Manjit Kumar
10 yrs. of exp | Hyderabad | Pediatrician
Hi, 6 months is an age which brings lots of questions to mothers and lot of new challenges. Giving water to your little one is of your choice. There is no specific number but you can give him after each meal.Water can be given between meals.Your baby would any day prefer milk over water so the quantity that he would take wouldn't be much anyway.The only thing you need to keep a track is about adequate weight gain and adequate number of times of passing urine,especial with the summer approaching. Happy parenting !!
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