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can my 7 1/2 mo old have orange juice?

I think she might be getting a bit of a cold and want to give her extra vitimin C thru juice.

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Asked by annananna at 9:31 AM on Dec. 28, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I would think the acid might upset her tummy. Try feeding her greens such as Mustard greens. Just cook them down and purree them. They are full of viatmin C and won't upset her tummy as much as juice would. Plus, citris is a high allergen (like eggs and shellfish) and they reccomnd not giving it untill after age 2.

    Answer by navy-wife at 9:37 AM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • My son has the WORSE diapers when he has citrus... he just turned two and it is still a problem. I give him oranges every now and then but we steer clear of juice for now. If you are worried about a cold... there are other remedies too that you might try. What are the baby's symptoms? Are you running a humidifier? I love Vick's Baby Rub! And you might try decreasing any dairy if you have started that already...


    Answer by CooksWife at 9:43 AM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • I wouldn't.. it's pretty acidic. I would try other vitamin C rich foods. And like the pp said... citrus shouldn't be introduced until they are older because of allergens.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 10:05 AM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • NO. It's too acidic for your baby's tummy. Google foods that have vitamin c in it. Do you breastfeed? That's probably the best!

    Answer by GreekMama28 at 10:53 AM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • maddie's ped said that its best to avoid acidic food before the age of 1, and im guessing is for the same reasons posted above. i usually give her pear or apple juice.

    Answer by Steph0612 at 1:35 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • I am a Medical Assistant, and just as an FYI, once you have a cold, taking additional Vitamin C won't help. A cold has to run its course no matter what you take. The best thing to do, like some previous posters said, is to use a humidifier, vaporub, etc.

    Answer by littlejreece at 3:58 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

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