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Does Undiluted Juice Give You Diahorreah
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.. : ....But why would you? A green (or any other) apple is a beautiful package of fiber, vitamins and nutrients. When you juice it you remove most of the fiber and nutrients and leave a glass full of sugar, effectively taking a wonderful whole food and turning it into something with the nutritional value of a cup of jelly beans. Give him an apple, not the juice. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes....but: You can introduce small amounts of juice but the primary source of nutrition is still breast milk or formula at this age. The apple juice is essentially sugar water with empty calories. It's best to water it down to lessen the amount of sugar calories. Or better yet, just give water if thirsty between feedings. ...Read more
Rarely if ever: I am not a big fan of giving any juice to babies or children since most juices are just sugar and water. Babies should drink breast milk/formula until 6 months, then water can be added. I also discourage juice since once juice is given, some babies won't like their breast milk/formula/water as much. If you are going to give juice, i definitely recommend diluting it as much as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At what age can u give ur children juice? My boy is nearly 6 months! and also do u water the juice done ?
Juice is for cups: It's a source of sugar that can cut appetite for nutrient- dense foods, promote obesity & cause cavities in infants & toddlers who sip it ad-lib from bottles/ sippy cups or fall asleep without having their teeth brushed when your child weans to an open-mouthed cup ~ a year, give 16-21oz./day of milk & milk products & 0-6 oz./day of juice. Pediatric dentists discuss this at the 1-year visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why ?: At that age complex food or drink items provide a risk of a food reaction without any real benefit to the child.They have crude taste buds & need nothing more than breast milk or formula at that age. After a year the gut has matured and more complex items can be offered with minimal risk. ...Read more
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