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Cranberry Orange Juice
Juices not needed: Juices are the equivalent of giving a baby a coke.The sweetness factor contributes to water refusal.If u want baby to have the benefits of an apple, give apple sauce;oranges, peaches, pears, grapes etc. All benefit the child more when given as a natural food, not a refined extracted juice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I never do: Early in training we were given elaborate reasons to introduce juices, most of which I consider bunk. I consider them flavored sugar,destined to program a kid to crave sugar as s/he ages and battle weight gain for life. I consider apple sauce, fruit wedges, etc. the proper way to use this food. I only use juices to loosen up a kids bowels when they are constipated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
9 mo, but not needed: I would say about nine months, but in moderation. Juice--even natural juice--has a lot of sugar, and isn't as nutritious as all the hype suggests. Better than 'juice drinks', yes, but not that much better. I often suggest diluting it. But, juice is not necessary for your child. It has vitamin c, yes, but that is easily obtained from many other sources. ...Read more
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