November 7, 2002
Easy on the Juice
Limit your child's fruit juice consumption
(HealthDayNews) --According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, too much fruit juice can cause tooth decay, diarrhea and stomach problems.
Here are some tips to help keep your child's fruit juice intake in check:
- Don't give fruit juice to babies younger than 6 months.
- Don't give older infants bottles or cups that allow them to drink continuously through the day.
- Avoid any sugar drink at bedtime.
- For kids ages 7 to 18, restrict their juice intake to a daily 8 to 12 ounces.