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Will it hert my 4 mounth old baby if i gave him apple jucie

i herd it wsa bad to give them jucie but i dinit give him more then 1 ocnce but i dont wanna hert his belly is it bad to give him jucie plase i need help ima first time mommy

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Asked by jack90 at 12:43 AM on Mar. 3, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Depends on the sensitivity of his stomach. I don't recommend doing it again, but I would imagine the worst that'll happen is some bad gas. Unless he's allergic. Babies don't need juice or water until they're much older, and usually only water under a dr.'s orders for illness. Juice is never needed and really unnecessary, so hope for the best tonight and stick with formula from now on.

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 12:46 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • Why? are you giving him Jucie? But, if it is for pooping reasons I would try half and half water!

    Answer by tripletmom28 at 12:47 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • You should not give a baby so young apple juice but it will not harm him unless he is allergic so probably not a good idea to give him any more

    Answer by MKlein at 12:48 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • thanks i was nerves cause im just learning these things and i want the best for him i dont want him to feel sick

    Comment by jack90 (original poster) at 12:48 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • probably won't hurt em. but 1st juice should be white grape juice... diluted... blah!!

    Answer by Proverbs_31 at 12:49 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • Juice really shouldn't be given until 6 months. The only time a doctor will tell you to give it before that is when constipation is an ssue, and even then they say 2 oz of prune juice mixed with 2 oz water. NO MORE. Juice is actually not that nutritional, the nutrients are in the fruit itself. Juice will replace some of the more needed nutrients in breastmilk/formula.

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 12:49 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • *issue*

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 12:49 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • It probably won't really HURT him, but it's definitely not good for him. Most people wait until much later to introduce juice, and like previous poster said, it is never truly necessary. Stick with formula or breastmilk for at least another few months, and if you really feel it necessary to give him juice, at least wait until he can drink it out of a sippy cup - it's never a good idea to give an infant juice in a bottle. Bottles should only be used for milk/formula or water, and should not be used at all once an infant can learn to use a spill-proof training cup. Too many kids form dependencies on bottles and carry them around until they are 3.

    Once your baby is ready for juice, it's recommended to keep it watered down. half water, half juice is a good rule. your baby won't know the difference and will like it just the same.

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 12:52 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • yea thanks everyone im not going to give him any more until his doc says its ok

    Comment by jack90 (original poster) at 12:57 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • I work in the medical field and it is fine to give white grape juice mixed with water.

    Answer by dancer at 1:03 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

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