Citing obesity and dental health concerns, AAP said that children should not drink fruit juices in their first year.
The new recommendations:
- Ages 1 to 3 should be less than 4 ounces a day.
- 4 to 6 years old less than six ounces daily.
- 7 to 18 less than eight ounces per day.
Other suggestions include:
- Toddlers shouldn’t be given juice at bedtime and should not be given juice in sippy cups that allow them to sip at their leisure throughout the day. Constant exposure to the juice causes teeth decay.
- Children should eat whole fruits.
- Unpasteurized juice is not recommended for children of any age.