Bolthouse Green goodness drink

Begum - posted on 03/06/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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do you ladies think its okay to give your baby/toddler bolthouse green goodness drink?

My daughter is 11 months old... and its 100% juice full of vitamins? I just get nervous. I do breastfeed her still every 3 hours and she eats solids but not much as I think she should. What do you all think?



Bolthouse Farms® Green Goodness® starts with wheat grass, spirulina, spinach and blue-green algae. We add apples, kiwis, mangos, bananas, pineapples and dragon fruit to make it a good source of iron and Vitamin B6, naturally rich in Vitamins A, C, and B12, and packed with powerful phytonutrients found in nature's most nutritious greens.





■Blend of 8 delicious juices/purees.

■Packed with 14 powerful nutrients delivering unmatched healthy green phytonutrients.

■No preservatives and nothing artificial.

■Flash pasteurized and cold-filled for longer shelf life and superior nutrition.

■100% Juice, 100% Natural and no sugar added.

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Jodi - posted on 03/06/2011

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Totally unnecessary. No juice is necessary for an infant, period. If she is still breastfeeding and has started eating some solids, she is getting everything she needs at her age.

Begum - posted on 03/07/2011

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I know its not really needed but i thought it would be good for her to get use to healthy flavors that are in it. She doesnt drink water or juice more then an ounce a day. I feed her 4-5 times a day with solids...but she only eats about a tablespoon. :) thanks for all the suggestions

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Sarah - posted on 05/05/2011

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I have an incredibly healthy fifteen month old son. He still breastfeeds and is an incredible eater. He loves veggies and protein- does not eat food with added sugar or additives/food coloring/ etc.
I think the bolthouse drinks are fine, as long as they are just in small amounts. Theyre natural, very healthy, and very appropriate for a toddler. My son just had a swig this morning!

User - posted on 03/07/2011

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I wasnt buying the juice for her...its something i have at home...and was just curious...she does eat finger foods..and loves fruits and veggies.

Jodi - posted on 03/07/2011

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Begum, if it isn't needed, it is going to be a complete waste of money. If she is already getting everything she needs from your breastmilk, there's nothing in it for her. I am not familiar with the product, so I'm guessing it won't be BAD for her, but it certainly won't be any better for her than what she already has. But, if you want to waste your money, it's your money :)



You really are better off trying to get her to eat actual vegetables and fruit, rather than a juice.



Have you tried introducing her to finger foods?

Jodi - posted on 03/06/2011

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I would also add that probably one of the reasons your daughter is not eating a large amount of solids is because you are still breastfeeding her every 3 hours, so she isn't hungry. This is fine for now, but really, by the time they are one, they should really be fairly well introduced to solids and on 3 meals a day at least, so you may want to look into starting to establish a different routing. But as Holly said, have a talk to your pediatrician about it.

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My standard answer for questions like this: Ask your pediatrician.

Other than that, I agree with Jodi :)

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