My mom and my fiance's mom have both purchased apple juice to give to my 7-month-old daughter and I have instructed them not to give it to her. I don't know what the ruling is on this. I've asked 2 doctors. One said yes, one said no. I'm uncomforable with it, but I don't really know why. My mom's very nosey friend said I could give it to her at 3 months (which is when my mom bought it) and when I told her "NO, NOT MY KID" she argued with me.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently released a policy statement recommending that babies younger than 6 months should not be given any juice, children aged 6 months to 6 years should get no more than 4-6 ounces per day, and children older than 7 should have no more than 8-12 ounces of juice daily.
It's really your choice at this point. Juice really is not needed and more of a treat. It's consintrated fruit sugars. Tell her your pediatrition said no, and you are follwing his medical advice on this, if you don't want to give juice to your little one.
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