11 doctors weighed in:
When is it ok to let my child drink pop?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Never.
Never. (now, with that in mind, i still believe that moderation is a generally a good thing.
Kids don't need pop, but if kept to limited occasions, it probably isn't too harmful. I'd still avoid pop with caffeine.).

In brief: Never.
Never. (now, with that in mind, i still believe that moderation is a generally a good thing.
Kids don't need pop, but if kept to limited occasions, it probably isn't too harmful. I'd still avoid pop with caffeine.).
Dr. Gregg Alexander
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
I would agree with Dr. Alexander and add that "pop" is probably one of the culprits along with fast food that contributes to the current epidemic of obesity and childhood onset of diabetes in this country. I would not let my kids drink this stuff on a regular basis.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Agreed! Moderation is the key, but overall "pop" should be a treat and occasional use only!
Dr. Saul Hymes
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: Never.
Soda is not an appropriate drink for a child.
Milk, water, and occasionally juice are appropriate drinks.

In brief: Never.
Soda is not an appropriate drink for a child.
Milk, water, and occasionally juice are appropriate drinks.
Dr. Saul Hymes
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Never would be ideal
Toddlers or babies never! caffeinated soda's should also be avoided.
Soda is bad for a child's teeth and their weight.

In brief: Never would be ideal
Toddlers or babies never! caffeinated soda's should also be avoided.
Soda is bad for a child's teeth and their weight.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. Stella Evans
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Never
Soda pop has empty calories and a very acidic ph.
It has no nutritional value, and is a leading cause of dental caries in children.

In brief: Never
Soda pop has empty calories and a very acidic ph.
It has no nutritional value, and is a leading cause of dental caries in children.
Dr. Stella Evans
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