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Why is caffeine bad for children?

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Dr. William Moore
Pediatrics
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In brief: Many reasons

If a child needs a stimulant, they probably have other underlying health issues. It is also a diuretic, which causes them to urinate more. Most children don't drink enough fluid as is. They don't need more fluid loss and potential electrolyte disturbances. Caffeine is addictive. Children need more sleep, not more addictions. Kiddos should avoid caffeine.

In brief: Many reasons

If a child needs a stimulant, they probably have other underlying health issues. It is also a diuretic, which causes them to urinate more. Most children don't drink enough fluid as is. They don't need more fluid loss and potential electrolyte disturbances. Caffeine is addictive. Children need more sleep, not more addictions. Kiddos should avoid caffeine.
Dr. William Moore
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