Health officials and doctors are warning parents about the danger of watering down infant formula, even a little bit. It happens every time the economy ges bad, as parents try to stretch out the formula and save some money.

Too much water can be dangerous, even fatal, for an infant by causing sodium levels in the blood to drop. As a rule, babies under 6 months old should not be given water, but some parents don’t realize that

A Florida mother held a press conference this week warning others after she almost killed her 5-month- old son by adding extra water to his powdered formula in an attempt to stretch her supply of formula. Infant formula is made to provide a specific ratio of nutrients based on following precise mixing instructions. Bu adding extra water nutrients are diluted, putting babies at risk for malnourishment or water intoxication.