Pediatricians: Babies Shouldn’t Drink Juice In First Year Of Life
The doctors want to battle the misconception that children need the sugary drinks.
The New York Times:
Pediatricians Say No Fruit Juice In Child’s First Year
The nation’s top pediatricians are advising parents to stop giving fruit juice to children in the first year of life, saying the drink is not as healthful as many parents think. In the past, the American Academy of Pediatrics had advised parents to avoid 100 percent fruit juice for babies younger than 6 months. On Monday, the group toughened its stance against juice, recommending that the drink be banned entirely from a baby’s diet during the first year. (Saint Louis, 5/22)
No Fruit Juice Until Kids Are One, Doctors Recommend
"We want to reinforce that the most recent evidence supports that fruit juice should be a limited part of the diet of children," says Steven Abrams, a professor of pediatrics at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, and an author of the guidelines, which were published Monday in Pediatrics. (Hobson, 5/22)