Doctors Say Fruit Juice For Toddlers Isn’t Okay

The American Academy of Pediatrics has set new guidelines for toddler health, one of them being that fruit juice should NOT be consumed by babies younger than 1-year old, according to Yahoo.

ABC News Chief Women’s Health Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton explains: “While some 100-percent fruit juice can be OK, in general it doesn’t pack the nutritional punch that a lot of parents think it does.”

Ashton says the difference between the juice and a piece of fruit is the fiber, and that the fiber isn’t good on the toddler’s tummies. Once toddlers reach 1 to 3 years old, it is recommended that they don’t consume more than 6 ounces a day.

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