Why can’t babies drink water until they are six months old?

Newborns receive all their nutrition from breast milk or formula. They also have very small stomachs, and if you fill the stomach with water, they won’t be hungry for milk or formula and thus might not receive adequate nutrition.
As they grow, their stomachs become larger and their digestive system better equipped to handle mushy foods and water in addition to breast milk or formula.
Also they get an electrolyte imbalance if they drink only water and could get sick.

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