No fruit juices before age 1 year – The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has just updated its recommendations on the matter. It now advises parents to avoid giving juice to children under one year against 6 months ago.
No fruit juices before age 1 year
Fruit juices have no nutritional advantage in infants
This recommendation is based on a study published in the journal Pediatrics , recalling that fruit juices provide no nutritional benefit. High in sugar and low in fiber, they are useless in infant feeding, even dangerous, with the risk of excessive weight gain and oral health. Only milk and water are beneficial.
Prevention of caries and obesity
However, as always for organic food, not about demonizing excessive. A little, reasonably, is always allowed and contributes to the variety, recognized as beneficial to health. First, in the baby, in the context of food diversification, it is best to introduce the fresh fruit instead of fruit juice. Then, in children over one year, fruit juices should be consumed in moderation. The AAP advises not to exceed 120 ml of fruit juice per day between 1 to 3 years, 180 ml between 4 and 6 years and 237 ml 7 to 18, again, amounts lowered.
Thank you No fruit juices before age 1 year