Where We Stand: Fruit Juice
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that fruit juice
not be given to infants under six months of age since it offers no nutritional benefit to babies in this age group. After six months of age, infants may have limited amounts of juice each day.
For children older than six months, fruit juice offers no nutritional benefits over
whole fruit. Whole fruits also provide
fiber and other nutrients. Infants should not be given fruit juice at bedtime, nor as a treatment of
dehydration or management of
For children ages one to six years old, limit fruit juice consumption to 4 to 6 ounces (120–180 ml) each day.
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- Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5, 6th Edition (Copyright © 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics)
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