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Pear Warning

Certain fruit juices aren't good for infants

(HealthDayNews) -- Most infants start drinking fruit juice by the age of six months. That's fine for most infants and most juices, but the journal Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine has a warning.

A baby's digestive system isn't fully developed, and some infants have a hard time absorbing sorbitol. If these infants are given a juice with a lot of sorbitol, their metabolic rate increases, as does their level of physical activity. That's not always a good idea.

The juice with the most sorbitol is pear juice, so you might want to hold back on that for a while. White grape juice is probably the safest to start a baby on.

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