Why can’t babies drink water?

Why can’t babies drink water?

“Dr. Linda, why can’t babies drink water?” Up until 6 months of age, babies can’t drink water because their kidneys have not matured enough. They get all the fluids they need through breastmilk or formula. Young babies get all the water they...
Vitamin K For Newborns

Vitamin K For Newborns

Why is Vitamin K For Newborns So Important? At birth, most newborns have very low Vitamin K levels. These low levels can lead to serious, life-threatening bleeding in babies’ brains and intestinal tracts called Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding. Bleeding in the...