Clinical inquiries. When is it OK for children to start drinking fruit juice?

Mark Stephens, Meaghan P. Keville, Nathanael E. Hathaway, Susan K. Kendall

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalThe Journal of family practice
Volume58
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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Drinking
Parents
Beverages
Breast Feeding
Weight Gain
Fruit
Obesity
Fruit and Vegetable Juices

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  • Family Practice

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Stephens, Mark ; Keville, Meaghan P. ; Hathaway, Nathanael E. ; Kendall, Susan K. / Clinical inquiries. When is it OK for children to start drinking fruit juice?. In: The Journal of family practice. 2009 ; Vol. 58, No. 9.
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Clinical inquiries. When is it OK for children to start drinking fruit juice? / Stephens, Mark; Keville, Meaghan P.; Hathaway, Nathanael E.; Kendall, Susan K.

In: The Journal of family practice, Vol. 58, No. 9, 01.01.2009.

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