about drinking water..

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about drinking water..

Postby raylis » 06 Sep 2007, 16:32

Hi all,

I think I read somewhere that when one BLWs, one should give water during mealtime.

But I have read as well, that for health reasons, we should not drink during meals, and only wait perhaps 30 minutes before drinking after a meal. My dad never allowed us to have water/any drink for that matter at the table during mealtimes.

Does this apply to the little ones too?

However, after some dried toast, sometimes DS just needs the water though.
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Postby realsLINshady » 06 Sep 2007, 17:09

I have to say that I have not heard of the "no water with food" rule before.

Small is a very thirsty child and drinks about a pint of water over the course of the day. In addition I give her the sippy cup or doidy at meal times and at a a halfway point she always grabs it and has a good go at it.

I've always gone with baby-led principle of making it available and if she wants it she'll take it.
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Postby Aitch » 06 Sep 2007, 17:16

i've heard that, i must say. what's the reasoning again? i can't remember.
i just make it available, tbh, sometimes i'm thirsty and i want water and nothing else will do, so i presume dd feels the same.
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Postby VanillaPickle » 06 Sep 2007, 17:24

Reasoning is if that you drink too much water (or in fact this theory can be applied with most liquids giving slighty different results) you will dilute your digestive juices and therefore give rise to a number of issues............indigestion, wind etc etc.

Although it is often recommended to those with iron issues to drink orange juice with an iron rich meal.

I think you just need to take this in moderation, along with liquids at mealtimes. I mean, there are also trains of thought that fruit should not be eaten after a meal as it could ferment in the stomach because it is digested quicker than starchy food.

If you are interested in this, google 'food combining' - it's a very interesting concept, Sir John Mills was a great advocate, reckoned it cured a lot of his aches and pains during his lifetime and my goodness he looked fantastic for his age.
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Postby Bigpud » 06 Sep 2007, 19:11

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Postby AB&M » 06 Sep 2007, 19:38

I always offer water halfway through and at the end of out "food time". Because Bruno is still at the gagging stage (whoa did we have an almighty one today!) then he seems to need to clear his mouth afterwards.

I don't have it on the tray all the time as he still sees it as a chew toy and I just can't cope with that level of mess / clothing changes right now!
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Postby Aitch » 07 Sep 2007, 14:34

govt says only until 6 months, brunosmum.

http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/agesandstages ... #cat341502
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