Can I give my baby orange juice?


Can I give my baby orange juice?

Orange Juice from sweet Orange trees (Citrus sinensis) is the most common fruit juice drink in the world.

Question: Can I give my baby orange juice?

Answer: Yes; OJ is OK for babies 6+ months; dilute it; watch for allergic reaction.

After 6+ months, a baby can drink small amounts of diluted OJ between feeds of breast milk / formula.

OJ is acidic; watch the baby for symptoms of tummy ache due to the acidity.

A regular serving of OJ (100gm) has 11.75 gms of Carbohydrates (including 9.35 grams of Sugar); is 86.75 grams of water; 53.2 mg of Vitamin C (64% of daily requirement.)

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