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A 19-year-old female asked:

What age can you give babies juice?

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Family Medicine 39 years experience
Fruit Juice: It is recommended not to serve infants juices until they are after 8 months of age. It is not recommended to give orange juice. Juices should be given by cup and are not a substitute for milk. Strained fruits and vegetables are started at 6 to 8 months.
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Too much sugar!: Instead of giving juice, try giving water instead. Juices tend to be loaded with sugar, which isn't good for babies (or anyone). Of course, breast milk is the best food for babies. Formula is also good should you choose not to breastfeed. For babies under 6 months, neither juice nor water are needed unless a doctor says to try juice for constipation or another medical reason.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Never: 100% pure, unsweetened juice is 100% pure garbage. Unsweetened apple juice has as much or more sugar than cola! when you juice a fruit, you remove the fiber and the vitamins and leave sugar and water. If you want the benefit of an apple, one of the most nutrition packed fruits you can get, give your kid an apple, not apple juice. Would you give your child bottles of pepsi all day long?

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When is it ok to give my baby juice?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Six months: Six months is when juice and water are generally started for infants. However, juice (which is mostly sugar and water) is not a necessary part of infant nutrition and most pediatricians (and dentists) would be quite fine with never giving it to infants.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for you to give babies xango juice?

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
JUICE INTAKE: Did you try to write 'mango' juice? Anyways, some juice is allowed from 4 months age, not too much. 3-4 ounces daily. At one 1 year age, recommended maximum amount is 6-8 ounces. Juice only contain some fructose sugar and vitamins. It doesn't have protein or fat, so not that good for the youngstar.

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