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A 41-year-old female asked:

The fruit juice i give my 20 month old had less than a gram of sugar but did not realize it contained sucralose. is sucralose harmful to toddlers?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Anti-Aging Medicine 25 years experience
Probably ok: It has not been shown that sucralose is harmful for children or toddlers. But I would try to limit.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not necessarily: I consider fruit juice a junk food for kids, but I do n't consider the sucralose as harmful.I actually use it as a therapy. Prune juice has a relatively high content and I use it for constipated infants. It usually works well to get them moving.

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