how much juice?

  • How much juice is too much for my 8 almost 9 month old son? How much per day should i give him?

  • Most books and pediatricians recommend no more than 4 oz of juice a day. In fact, the Academy of Pediatrics issued a warning about the misuse of juice. They said:

    "According to the Academy of Pediatrics

    • when you give your child juice, it should be 100% pasteurized fruit juice and not fruit drinks.
    • infants under 6 months of age should not be given juice, although many Pediatricians do recommend small amounts of juice for children that are constipated
    • younger children aged 1 to 6 years should have only 4 to 6 ounces of juice a day.
    • older children should be limited to 8 to 12 ounces of juice a day
    • instead of juice, children should be encouraged to eat whole fruits"

     

    I would call your pediatrician to be sure that he agrees with this recommendation though. He may have other criteria.