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Can fruit juice cause my baby to have diarrhea? ?
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In brief: Yes
"toddler's diarrhea" is diarrhea caused by too much juice.
Babies don't need juice at all, and we prefer they get their vitamins from fruit, rather than the juice, which is made up of a lot of concentrated sugar. Juice should be considered a treat, and offering water with each solid meal is a great habit to encourage.

In brief: Yes
"toddler's diarrhea" is diarrhea caused by too much juice.
Babies don't need juice at all, and we prefer they get their vitamins from fruit, rather than the juice, which is made up of a lot of concentrated sugar. Juice should be considered a treat, and offering water with each solid meal is a great habit to encourage.
Dr. Victoria Acharya
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Dr. Jeffrey Min
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes, too much juice (and the sugar in juice) can cause babies and children to have something called toddler's diarrhea.
Therefore, i discourage giving any juice to babies or children. I prefer giving them water or breast milk/formula/milk instead.

In brief: Yes
Yes, too much juice (and the sugar in juice) can cause babies and children to have something called toddler's diarrhea.
Therefore, i discourage giving any juice to babies or children. I prefer giving them water or breast milk/formula/milk instead.
Dr. Jeffrey Min
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Although baby juice does have its place when your baby has a bout of hard stools- check in with your doctor if baby takes more than 3-4 days to have a poop.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Fruit juice can cause diarrhea.
So, if the baby has diarrhea, stop the fruit juice and see if the poop becomes normal. If a baby has other ill signs (such as vomiting, fever, or tummy aches), the doctor should examine the baby to see if something more serious than juice is causing the diarrhea.

In brief: Yes
Fruit juice can cause diarrhea.
So, if the baby has diarrhea, stop the fruit juice and see if the poop becomes normal. If a baby has other ill signs (such as vomiting, fever, or tummy aches), the doctor should examine the baby to see if something more serious than juice is causing the diarrhea.
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Fruit juices, such as apple, can be very dense in sugars which will draw more water into the intestine causing looser stools.

In brief: Yes
Fruit juices, such as apple, can be very dense in sugars which will draw more water into the intestine causing looser stools.
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
If drinking too much it can cause toddlers diarrhea.

In brief: Yes
If drinking too much it can cause toddlers diarrhea.
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Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Fruit juices, especially pear and prune juices, contain large amounts of naturally occurring sorbitol, which is a natural laxative.
It is not easily absorbed in the intestine, and therefore comes out the other end unchanged.

In brief: Yes
Fruit juices, especially pear and prune juices, contain large amounts of naturally occurring sorbitol, which is a natural laxative.
It is not easily absorbed in the intestine, and therefore comes out the other end unchanged.
Dr. Cory Annis
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
We use undiluted fruit juices as a treatment for constipation.
Enough pure pear juice will make anybody poop.

In brief: Yes
We use undiluted fruit juices as a treatment for constipation.
Enough pure pear juice will make anybody poop.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Certain fruit juices contain a non-digestible type of sugar called "sorbitol".
Sorbitol causes the intestines to pull water in to dilute the sugar. This process causes loosening of the stools. Juices that are high in sorbitol are prune, apple, and pear juice. Most babies do not need juice for nutritional reasons when they are young, though small amounts may be recommended in cases of constipation.

In brief: Yes
Certain fruit juices contain a non-digestible type of sugar called "sorbitol".
Sorbitol causes the intestines to pull water in to dilute the sugar. This process causes loosening of the stools. Juices that are high in sorbitol are prune, apple, and pear juice. Most babies do not need juice for nutritional reasons when they are young, though small amounts may be recommended in cases of constipation.
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