What Age can You Start to Give 100% Fruit Juice to Your Baby? And How Much Should You Give?

According to the findings of one study, juice can be fed to infants as long as they are above age 6 months and they are only given 100% fruit juice. Intake should be limited to 4 to 6 oz. (118-177 ml) per day until age of 1 year.  Don’t feed him/her juice in a baby bottle as it may result in caries. Feeding in a cup may reduce this risk. It has be to emphasized again that breastfeeding has to be the primary source of feeding for at least the first 6 months and is preferred until 1 year.

 

Created on November 21 2015 at 08: 00 AM


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1: "When Is It Ok For Children To Start Drinking Fruit Juice?," Clinical Inquiries, 2009, by MB Stephens, MP Keville. (Citations: 7).

Children should be at least 6 months of age (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, expert opinion) and parents should provide only 100% fruit juice in a cup (not a bottle). Intake should be limited to 4 to 6 oz a day until 12 months of age (SOR: C, expert opinion). It's ...


References:

1: "When Is It Ok For Children To Start Drinking Fruit Juice?," Clinical Inquiries, 2009, by MB Stephens, MP Keville. (Citations: 7).

Children should be at least 6 months of age (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, expert opinion) and parents should provide only 100% fruit juice in a cup (not a bottle). Intake should be limited to 4 to 6 oz a day until 12 months of age (SOR: C, expert opinion). It's ...



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