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when to start fruit juice

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Created by Leena Basu Roy
Updated on Jun 08, 2017

hi... my baby is going to be 3 months old. plz suggest when to start fruit juice and which fruit should be started first??

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| Jun 10, 2017

yes definitely krutika ....its too early ...

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| Jun 10, 2017

Hello Sayali, don't introduce fruit juices before 6 months. A baby's tummy doesn't become ready for digesting fruit juices at the age of 3 months ...give breastmilk as much as possible. ...if required you can give formula feed after consulting with your doctor. Moreover, there is a sequence of introducing fruits to a child... Apple, banana, papaya, chikoo. ..and then citrus fruits like oranges and sweet lime. PLEASE DON'T DO ANYTHING WITHOUT ASKING YOUR CHILD'S PEDIATRICIAN.

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| Jun 10, 2017

ur baby's digestive system is not fully developed. why r u in so hurry? u shld consult ur ped on these kinda of things n not go with people's opinions on some app.

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| Jun 10, 2017

well steamed apple, mashed with boiled water strained thru a muslin cloth can be given in the proportion of 1: 1 ( apple juice: water) can be introduced using a sippy cup or feeding bottle from 6 months of age. 3 months is tooo early to start with any food or juice.

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| Jun 10, 2017

at 3 month we can introduce juices?

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| Jun 10, 2017

tnx

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| Jun 10, 2017

Hello Ashwini, you can give pumpkin, potatoes, carrots, green peas etc. ALL ARE WELL STEAMED AND WELL SMASHED. THERE SHOULD NOT BE SKIN OF ANY VEGETABLES. ...FOR PEAS ALSO. But introduce vegetables one by one. ..so what you can understand.... whether your baby is digesting that particular vegetable or not.

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| Jun 10, 2017

but which vegetables

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| Jun 10, 2017

tnx

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| Jun 10, 2017

Hello Chandra, you can give your child semi solid food. Ragi poridge, boiled and well smashed apple, Masoor or Moong daal soup, boiled and well smashed soft vegetables etc. But be careful about the consistency of the semi solid food... Baby may feel difficulty in swallowing newly introduced semi solid food. DON'T GIVE ANYTHING TO YOUR CHILD WITHOUT ASKING YOUR CHILD'S PEDIATRICIAN.

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| Jun 10, 2017

only breast feeding... 6 months.. plzzz... no need juices or water...

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| Jun 10, 2017

thanks,my baby is 9 month old,what should I give apart from breast feed .

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| Jun 08, 2017

Dear Leena, when we talk about fruit juices the names of oranges and sweet limes come into our mind first. BUT, l would like to tell you that citrus fruits should be introduced much later. My child's pediatrician advised me a sequence in the case of introducing fruits to a child : apple, banana, papaya, chikoo. ..and then oranges. Don't give anything except breastmilk to your child till 6 months. ..if formula feed required give it to your child... no need of giving water separately in this phase as both breastmilk and formula feed have enough water content in them.

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| Jun 08, 2017

Till 6 month only brst feed... After 6 month u can go for juices

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| Jun 08, 2017

if u r breast feeding exclusively nothing is required in the first six months. but if formula milk need to be introduced give ur baby measured quantity of boiled water only

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| Jun 08, 2017

pls dnt hurry. only ff/bf till completion of 6months

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| Jun 08, 2017

hi .. nothing else except formula feed or breast feed to be given for 6 months.. please don't experiment... in summers .. ur baby will feel thirsty more frequently... give frequent breast feeds

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| Jun 08, 2017

Hi , Till 6 months only breast milk is recommended for babies. You can start fruit juices after 6 months

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| Jun 08, 2017

Hii Leena uptill 6month give only breast milk nothing else ,u can start fruit juice after 6month fr eg apple puree,chikoo,mashed banana,watermelon papaya etc.

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