Fruit contains a very rich source of vitamins, so parents always encourage children to eat and drink fruit juice. However, there are many mistakes from giving children fruit juice that parents often make. Let’s see if we “stick” to any mistakes!
Take medicine with fruit juice
– Children are often afraid of taking medicine, so some parents often give their children fruit juice to reduce the bitterness of the medicine, making it easier for the baby to take.
However, this method is completely wrong because some components of fruit juice such as natural acids can interfere with the absorption of medicine by the baby, or reduce the effect of the drug.
Drink too much
Fruit juice contains many vitamins but lacks protein, fats and some other essential minerals. Therefore, when the baby drinks a lot of fruit juice, the baby will not want to eat other foods, leading to malnutrition.
Drinking too much fruit juice makes your baby bored with other foods and drinks
Drink with milk
Fruit is rich in natural acids, and milk contains a large amount of protein. These two substances combined together will create a precipitate in the baby’s belly, easily causing poisoning, even enteritis.
– Therefore, parents should give the baby fruit juice and milk more than 1 hour apart.
Drink instead of filtered water
– Fruit juice cannot replace filtered water in your baby’s daily diet. Parents should encourage their children to drink plenty of water in addition to fruit juices.
– Baby’s body needs water, so if you want to replace filtered water with fruit juice, your baby will have to load a large amount of juice. This is not good for the baby’s health.
Leave it on for too long before giving it to your baby
Fruit juice is easy to oxidize, leading to loss of nutrients, easy infection, affecting the baby’s digestive system. Moreover, leaving fruit juice for too long also causes fruit juice to change the taste, no longer attractive.
Give your baby the right juice
– Babies over 1 month old can drink fruit juice but it must be more than 1 hour apart from feeding time, and should only drink from 5 to 10 ml per day and must be dissolved with a little warm water.
– Should give your baby pure fruit juice, prepared by yourself. Children should not use canned fruit juice because the composition of fruit juice is very low, with additives and preservatives, not good for the baby.
You should give your baby pure fruit juice, prepared by yourself
– Monitor the baby’s body when starting to give him a new fruit juice to detect allergies quickly and promptly.
Hope parents can find useful information in the article so that they don’t make mistakes when giving their babies fruit juice!