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Can I Give My 3 Month Old Baby Pear Juice
Not advised: Unless your doctor is treating constipation. For the first 6 month of age your baby should only be on breast milk or formula. You generally don't want to give any juices at all (especially not the first 2 years of life) for many reasons: it "corrupts" those taste buds and then that's all they want to drink, most are way too processed, extra sugar added, empty calories, preservatives... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A three month old needs milk or formula, nothing else. That said, a fruit is a beautiful package; it's relatively low calorie, packed with nutrients, and lots of fiber. The perfect way to ruin this beautiful, tasty, compactly nutritious package is to juice it. When you juice a fruit, you remove most of the fiber, most of the vitamins and nutrients, and you leave water and sugar. ...Read more
My 3 month old is sick and has only eaten about 18 0z of formula for yesterday and today. can I give her more than 2oz of pear juice to keep her eatin?
Maintain hydration: Maintaining hydration in a sick infant is very important. An electrolyte solution designed for babies such as Pedialyte would be a better option that pear juice. Flavoring the electrolyte solution with the juice of choice is always an option. Monitor urine output closely, and notify your pediatrician if there is more than 8-12 hours between wet diapers. ...Read more
Pear juice can be OK: Any real fruit juice or puree should be ok with or without a fever. The main issues to consider: 1-too much sugar can lead to diarrhea if not eating regular food too, 2-kids might replace more nutritious food w juice, 3-if you are worried about dehydration, it is important to include a salt source with the sugar. As part of healthy diet, pear juice can be a nice source of vitamins and fiber! ...Read more
Depends: Full term females at 3 months typically weigh 4.5 to 6.5 kg. Full term males at 3 months of age typically weigh 5.5 to 7.5 kg. ...Read more
Does molasses carry the same infant botulism risk as honey? I'm scared for my husband and I to eat food with it around our 3 month old.
Can I give sunsweet prune juice to my 2 month old baby? If yes how much quantity per day is safe?Is it ok to give only1oz of prune juice at a time
Why would you give?: In general, there is no indication, reason, or need to give any juice to an infant. This may only set himself up for a preference to consume sweetened foods later on. If baby is feeding well - preferably breast milk - and has normal stool output and make plenty of wet diapers, I would refrain from giving juice. There are some doctors who recommend this for mild constipation however. ...Read more
Is it fine to give my 3 month old baby an Otrivin for her runny nose sometimes clog nose? How many times it should be if it's ok.Thank you
Otrivin: Use saline nose drops 2-3times daily .Saline can accomplish the same thing at a more reasonable price. ...Read more