introducing fruit juice to my baby

Joey P - posted on 12/10/2013 ( 9 moms have responded )

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hi there! i'm a new mom and my baby is now 41/2 months old. i just wonder if i can already introduce to him fruit juice by now and how?

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Carrie - posted on 12/17/2013

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I started giving my boys 2 ounces of Gerber baby juice around the 6-8 month mark. always mid afternoon. Not too close to dinner so they would still eat well. usually it was after nap. Never gave them juice in a bottle but always used a sippy cup. The sippy cup is harder for them than a bottle so if they really want it they have to work a little harder to get it.

Gena - posted on 12/13/2013

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Well orange juice can also be natural..but you would hurt your child and i dont think any mother would want to harm their child.And like Jodi said,your child really doesnt need it.

Jodi - posted on 12/12/2013

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It still has craploads of sugar in it, even when it is natural. Your baby doesn't need it.

Joey P - posted on 12/12/2013

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My doctor said it's okey as long as it's natural, example, calamansi juice. How's that? :)

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 12/10/2013

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Baby doesn't need juice. Baby needs formula or breast milk.

Juice contains acids and sugars that can cause complications for baby.

Gena - posted on 12/10/2013

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Kelly is right about the juice,i also wanted to add that fruit juice has fruit acid in it that can hurt your babys stomache and cause a red sore bum.

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No, too early for fruit juices. Juice should really not be introduced until after 12 months if at all. No child needs fruit juice--it has very little nutritional value, and TONS of added sugars. Instead, if you feel he is thirsty, introduce water. 4 1/2 months is still a little young for water too though. At this point, he should be getting all of the nutrition and hydration he needs from the breast milk or formula, so speak to your child's doctor before introducing new liquids. There could be a medical condition making him over thirsty.

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