When Can My Baby Start Drinking Juice?enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-QA-enHD-AR1.gifFind out what the experts have to say.juice, milk, infant, baby, giving baby juice, switching to juice, introducing juice, fruit juice, bottle, sippy cup, cup, 6 months, 5 months, six, five, 7 months, seven, offering baby juice08/05/201010/08/201810/08/2018Madhu Desiraju, MD10/01/201857e72bbb-eee3-4233-9673-9d8a32f05984https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/babies-juice.html/<p><em>My 5-month-old seems interested in trying new foods. I&rsquo;d like to offer him juice, but I&rsquo;m not sure if he's ready and, if he is, what type of juice drinks to give him. Any suggestions?</em><br /> &ndash; <em>Miranda</em></p> <p>It's best to wait until after a baby is 6 months old before offering juice. But even then, pediatricians don't recommend giving babies juice often. That's because it adds extra calories without the balanced nutrition in <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/formulafeed-starting.html/">formula</a> and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/breastfeed-starting.html/">breast milk</a>.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 1em;">Drinking too much juice also may lead to excess weight and&nbsp;<a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/healthy.html/">tooth decay</a>, or cause <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diarrhea.html/">diarrhea</a> in infants and toddlers.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 1em;">Instead of juice, serve pur&eacute;ed whole fruits and vegetables. They have important nutrients not found in juice. If your baby seems thirsty, offer a little bit of water between feedings.</span></p> <p>If you give your baby juice, follow these tips:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Serve only 100% fruit juice, not juice drinks or powdered drink mixes (which are sweetened).</li> <li>Limit the juice to no more than 2&ndash;4 fl. oz. (60&ndash;120 ml.) per day.</li> <li>Offer juice in a cup, not in a bottle.&nbsp;</li> <li>Serve juice only at meal times.</li> </ul>¿Cuándo puede comenzar a tomar jugo mi bebé?Lo más conveniente es esperar a que un bebé tenga 6 meses para darle jugo.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/babies-juice-esp.html/8c5f7ab6-7c07-43df-9fc0-1b54854263e5
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