will my daughter drink formula after drinking apple juice? (6 months)

Kelsey - posted on 12/04/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I am concerned that if i give her apple juice she wont drink her formula becase i am having an isue with her eating her formula after i have started her on cereal she only wants to be spoon fed? Will apple juice do the same to her?

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Julie - posted on 12/07/2010

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I wouldn't bother with Juices. My doc always told me that breastfed babies shouldn't get thirsty (as in just needs fluids not feeding) but that Formula fed babes can need a drink now and then. Especially in the warmer months. I've always given my kids water, boiled for babies and filtered for the older lot. My kids don't drink cordial or juice very often, but they drink loads of water every day. Never had a UTI in my house. ;)

Sarah - posted on 12/06/2010

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Why do you feel she needs juice at 6 months old? Juice is full of sugar and empty calories. She'll get no benefit from it other than weight gain.

Sherri - posted on 12/06/2010

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I agree juice of any kind is not recommended really at any age but I wouldn't start juice till over a year. She really has to have the formula for development so I would get rid of the juice all together and only offer her formula only for liquids at this young age.

Abbie - posted on 12/06/2010

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Are you giving her formula in a bottle? If she is refusing it in a bottle I would offer a sippy cup!! Why are you offering apple juice? The only reason I gave my son apple juice before 2 was to get him to poop. Sounds to me like she just might be ahead in eating. My son was like that.

Karen - posted on 12/04/2010

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i'm with the other ladies...skip the juice! it's not needed at all. my son is 14 months and still has not had juice...and the dr and dentist both told me to keep it away. he loves his water though.

Olesya - posted on 12/04/2010

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You probably should not use apple juice until your little girl is 1 unless recommended by doctor. Even after the kids turn 1 try to use Whole vitamin D milk until she is 2 or unless she gets a cold then apple juice will help. Milk makes their noses stuffier. In my case my daughter had some juice when she was one because her 2 year old brother likes to share and then all she wanted is to be like him. I tried to give her milk during the meals and some juice mixed with water or plain water in between. As long as she has some fruit after meal she should be happy. Good luck :0)

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Possibly and why give her juice. It doesn't really do her any good. Mash fruit would be better for her since it doesn't have any added sugars. If you need to give her more liquid as she eats more baby food then give her water.

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Why are you giving apple juice? Even the most diluted apple juice has sugar that is unnecesarry at 6 months. At 6 months, the only liquids she NEEDS is breastmilk/formula. 6 months is too soon to introduce juice. Please reconsider.

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