CLINICAL INQUIRIES: WHEN IS IT OK FOR CHILDREN TO START DRINKING FRUIT JUICE?

Children should be at least 6 months of age and parents should provide only 100% fruit juice in a cup (not a bottle). Intake should be limited to 4 to 6 oz a day until 12 months of age. It’s important to reiterate to parents that breastfeeding is the preferred source of infant nutrition for the first 6 (preferably 12) months of life. Sugar-sweetened fruit drinks have been linked to excess weight gain and obesity. Sugar-sweetened beverages provide little nutritional benefit to children and should be restricted.

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Children
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AUTHORS
Stephens MB, Keville MP, Hatha...
Stephens MB, Keville MP, Hathaway NE, Kendall SK
REF
Journal of Family Practice 58(...
Journal of Family Practice 58(9), E3
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