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can i make orange juice for my almost 3 month baby?

he's been sick am breast feeding, can i give him orange juice?

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marcelina08

Asked by marcelina08 at 2:55 PM on Apr. 20, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • NO!!!! That is way too acidic. Do not give anything other than breastmilk, formula, or pedialyte
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:57 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Personally, I wouldn't. Call your pedi's office and ask. They can tell you for sure with out a visit. =]
    mommykayti

    Answer by mommykayti at 3:01 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • No. Breast milk is enough.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 3:07 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • NOOOOOO! Just nurse him a lot. That will keep him from getting sick. And be careful with your orange juice intake, sometimes that can cause a rash on baby's butt.
    Arisce

    Answer by Arisce at 3:09 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • When you are breastfeeding you don't need to give anything but breastmilk (not even pedialyte, just breastmilk)
    According to the AAP "In the first 6 months, water, juice, and other foods are generally unnecessary for breastfed infants."
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 3:16 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • You don't need to. Your breast milk contains antibodies (germ fighters) which is way better than anything OJ can do. Besides it will only make your LO sick.
    FuzNet

    Answer by FuzNet at 3:18 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Just keep nursing him. All the extras in your milk will help him heal faster. Also, citrus of any sort should not be given to babies under 12 months of age.
    eema.gray

    Answer by eema.gray at 3:19 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • I wouldn't because of the acid nature of citrus.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 3:22 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • If you don't want a even sicker baby please don't give him that, its too early.
    diamondmamma

    Answer by diamondmamma at 3:24 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • You shouldn't give a baby that age juice that isn't clear (OJ, grapefruit juice, etc). So orange juice is not an option. If you have a strong feeling to give your LO something talk to your doctor first, but definitely not orange juice.

    As others have said, nursing usually is enough.
    julipickle2

    Answer by julipickle2 at 3:48 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

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