lexie turns 10 month on wed and latly shes been really off her milk i offer it in the day but she'll only drink it if shes sleepy resulting in her only having 7oz a day.
she drinks plenty of juice and water just wonderd if this was normal at her age.
Here is some info on juice: A new study conducted by Consumer Reports has found that 10 percent of juice on the market today has total arsenic levels greater than that allowed by the Food and Drug Administration for drinking water. The study also found that 25 percent of juice has levels of lead higher than that allowed for bottled drinking water.
Consumer Reports tested 88 of the most popular apple and grape juice brands, including Mott’s, Minute Maid and Welch’s. While there are two known types of arsenic (inorganic and organic), the majority of the arsenic found was inorganic, which means they are a human carcinogen. Human carcinogens involve any substance known to cause cancer in humans.
The study was prompted by a Dr. Oz episode in which the famous doctor revealed he had found arsenic in juices he and his team tested, a conclusion that was met with ferver from people such as ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser who said Dr. Oz’s findings were “misleading” and “needlessly frightening.” Dr. Besser discussed the new findings on Good Morning America and now takes the position that he feels the FDA provided “faulty” information previously, and that they should hold the juice industry accountable.
“Back in September the FDA made a number of statements that reassured me. I’m much less reassured now. They published the test online, but withheld eight results that were very high,” Besser said, referring to the fact that the FDA previously said all juices sold in stores were safe, but then released a report last week that found eight of the 160 juices they sampled now exceeded their own “level of concern” for total arsenic.
While the FDA has arsenic and lead limits set for drinking water (both tap and bottled), there are no limits in place for juice. According to the FDA, if fruit juice tests at a level of 23 parts per billion (ppb), which is their “level of concern,” they will re-test the juice sample to see if the arsenic is organic or inorganic. However, that number is not mandatory. The advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, called Consumers Union, is asking the FDA to lower that number to three ppb for total arsenic and five ppb for lead in juice.
Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing health editor of FoxNews.com, said arsenic levels in juice – at any level – should not be tolerated.
“I don’t want to sound like an alarmist,” Alvarez said in September when Dr. Oz’s findings were first released, “but just look at the growing levels of learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and other diseases that seem so prevalent today as compared to decades ago.”
Annabelle weaned herself from nursing during the day. I thought it odd at first and worried she was done altogether but she still nurses first thing in the morning and before bed. But she takes formula during the day and water with each meal. No juice. She's 10 months... almost :-)
thanks guys yea shes happy with her juice at the min, had a word with the health visitor and she said it sounds like self weaning and shes drinking cows milk in the day too so health visitor said shell still be getting everything she needs even though shes only having the one bottle of fomula at night.
From what I know, cows milk does not have that many vitamins and minerals to fit the needs of an infant and juice certainly does not. I'm very surprised that they said it was ok for you to give her cows milk. In my opinion it would be much more nutritious for you to to give only formula and water or breastmilk (you can even pump) and water.
Here is a Q&A the answer is answered by world renound Dr Sears Q My baby is ten and a half months old and has been exclusively breastfed since birth. She refuses formula and bottles defiantly. However, she will drink water, but only from a cup. Recently, she has stopped wanting to nurse, except once in the morning and once in the afternoon. I'd like to give her something other than water, especially at bedtime, to help get her through the night. Our doctor said we could give her a bottle of whole milk, which she tried and liked, but I've been reading that whole milk before one year can be dangerous to her. Is it safe to give her whole milk and, if so, how much?
Cow's milk has gotten an unfair rap lately. Realistically, cow's milk is a very rich source of nutrition in a small package. Milk is high in protein, a healthy carbohydrate called lactose, B-vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin D, and zinc. A guide I give patients in my pediatric practice is: no cow's milk before age one, whole milk until age two, low fat or non-fat milk after that. Once baby is weaned from the breast, 24 ounces of cow's milk or goat's milk a day is plenty.
There are two reasons why the Committee on Nutrition of the American Academy of Pediatrics discourages the use of cow's milk under one year of age: allergies and iron- deficiency anemia. The intestinal lining is slower to mature in some babies than others. While lactose intolerance is rare in infants, some toddlers and older children can develop diarrhea, bloating, and abdominal pain, because of their inability to digest the lactose sugar in milk. Also, the allergic proteins may seep through the irritated intestinal lining into the bloodstream and cause an allergic reaction, such as a runny nose, wheezing, or a red, raised, sandpaper-like rash, especially on the cheeks. Some babies who are allergic to cow's milk can even get frequent ear infections.
Iron-deficiency anemia is another problem, as there is very little iron in cow's milk. If baby is allergic to the cow's milk protein, the irritated intestines may consistently lose a tiny bit of blood into baby's stools.
Because of the concerns about getting too much cow's milk too early, try these recommendations:
Give baby more breastmilk. Since your baby is thriving on your milk, it sounds like you just need to figure out ways of nursing her more often. They like to play a lot during the day and forget to nurse. Twice a day, take her into a dark, quiet room, such as a bedroom or bathroom and get down to the business of nursing. At prescheduled times of the day, snuggle down with her and let her breastfeed off to sleep.
Try iron-fortified formula. While most babies will simply increase the frequency and duration of nursing to meet their needs, if your baby doesn't, suggest trying an iron-fortified DHA/AA-enriched formula. Use a brand recommended by your baby's doctor. If she prefers cow's milk to infant formula, it's okay to give her one or two 8-ounce bottles of cow's milk starting around one year of age. However, consider the bottles of cow's milk as an addition to, but not as a substitute for your more nutritious milk.
When giving her cow's milk, it's best to give her small, frequent feedings by breaking up an eight-ounce bottle into two four-ounce feedings. Smaller feedings enables the intestines to get used to and digest a different type of milk.
Try yogurt. Ounce for ounce, yogurt is more nutritious than cow's milk for three reasons:
Yogurt contains slightly more calcium.
Yogurt contains healthful bacteria that promote intestinal health.
The fermentation process of yogurt breaks down the proteins and the lactose for easier digestion.
Buy organic. When you start cow's milk, it's preferable to buy organic. While milk is an extremely nutritious food, the antibiotics, hormones, and other stuff that are given to some dairy cows nowadays may be harmful. "Certified organic" means there were no hormones or antibiotics added to the cow feed. Another option is to give your baby goat's milk. Goat's milk protein forms a softer and more easily-digestible curd and contains less potentially allergenic proteins.
Finally, once you wean from your milk onto cow's milk, it's necessary to give your baby more iron-containing foods, such as prune juice, iron-fortified cereals, beans, organic meats, lentils, and tofu.
Here is more info Dairy - Whole Milk - is not recommended for babies under 12 months of age. Learn why babies should not drink whole milk prior to 1 year of age.
Introducing dairy products is often a source of confusion for parents. Many pediatricians will tell parents "no dairy until age 1 year" and neglect to go into further detail. This "no dairy until 12 months" rule is really targeted to whole milk. You see whole cow milk does not contain enough nutrients, vitamins or minerals to adequately and properly sustain an infant's growth.
Babies should receive breast milk and/or formula as their main source of "drink" until they are 12 months of age.
“Infants fed whole cow's milk receive inadequate amounts of Vitamin E, iron, essential fatty acids, and excessive amounts of protein, sodium, and potassium. These levels may be too high for the infant's system to handle."
Indeed, prior to the age of 1 year old, consumption of a lot of dairy products may put baby at risk for iron deficient anemia. Milk impedes the proper absorption of iron and iron is one thing that an infant can not afford to have cut down or cut out of the diet. Additionally, whole cow's milk protein and fat are more difficult for an infant to digest and absorb.
"The most dramatic effects are on iron levels in the body. Recent studies show infants often have depleted levels when started on cow's milk at six months of age." MerckSource Dairy Facts - Infants
Did you know that Toddlers aged 1 year through 2 years do not need as much milk/dairy as you may think.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that 16 ounces of whole milk per day is all your toddler will need. Calcium for Infants & Toddlers (AAP). It is thought that more than 16 ounces of milk per day may put an toddler at risk for anemia as well as nutrient displacement - a toddler who consumes too much milk will most likely not be eating all the whole foods that he needs.
And more juice info Giving Baby Juice - Your Questions Answered
When can baby have juice? It's a common question, yet giving baby juice is not as healthy for him as many parents believe.
While fruit juice may offer some benefits to your baby's diet, there are some aspects of giving juice to your baby that are not so beneficial... despite what the baby juice manufacturers will tell you!
IMPORTANT:The information given here is meant as a guide and does not replace professional medical advice. Please discuss the introduction of any new foods or drinks with your baby's doctor.
Giving baby juice before 6 months of age
Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the UK Foods Standards Agency state that you should not give your baby juice before he is at least 6 months of age.
Up to this stage, he is getting all the nutrients he needs for healthy growth and development from breastmilk/formula. Feeding baby juice can make him feel full and cause him to accept less milk, which will deprive him of these essential nutrients.
Giving baby juice at 6 months+
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement, The Use And Misuse Of Fruit Juice In Pediatrics, discusses the pros and cons of including juice in baby's diet.
It reveals that almost 90% of infants under 1 year of age are given juice - and that some babies are consuming more than 16oz per day.
These high figures may be due to the fact that many baby food companies make - and promote the use of - specially designed "baby juices". Many parents are led to believe that these juices are a healthy choice for baby and will trust the manufacturers' claims that this is the case.
Controversially, a major UK company launched a range of fruit flavoured water in 2004 and advertised it as being suitable for babies from 4 weeks of age - despite the UK's Department of Health recommendations that supplemental fluids should not be given to infants younger than 6 months!
Clearly, it pays to be informed when thinking about giving baby juice... and there are several points that you may wish to take into account.
In the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates that a product must be composed of 100% juice in order to be labelled as "fruit juice". If a product is less than 100% juice, it must be labelled as a fruit drink, beverage or cocktail and must show the percentage of fruit juice it contains (see the FDA Food Labeling Guide).
Products containing less than 100% fruit juice often contain added flavours and sweeteners.
Infant juices do not contain sulfites or added sugars and - although more expensive - are safer for baby than juices intended for adults.
Only pasteurized juice is safe for babies.
There are some health benefits derived from giving baby juice. The AAP policy's section about the "Composition Of Fruit Juice" highlights that the amount of iron absorbed by baby's body can double if fruit juice containing ascorbic acid is consumed alongside a meal. (The same, however, can be achieved by serving fresh fruit with meals).
If you choose to give juice to your baby, you should serve it in a cup, never a bottle. This is to reduce the risk of tooth decay, which can be caused by the fruit sugars and acids "pooling" around your baby's teeth. You should not allow your baby to sip juice throughout the day. (Click here for more information about caring for your baby's teeth).
UK guidelines recommend that you dilute juice for your baby - one part juice to 10 parts boiled, cooled water.
Don't offer juice before a solid meal - this can cause your baby to consume less of the essential fats, minerals, vitamins and protein needed for healthy growth.
You should give baby no more than 4-6 oz of juice per day (this is roughly equivalent to 1 serving of fruit and this recommendation is based on a baby consuming less than 1600 k/cal per day).
The consumption of large amounts of juice has been known to lead to malnutrition (due to the decreased intake of essential nutrients) and can also cause the body to absorb less carbohydrates.
Too much juice can also cause tooth decay, diarrhea, gas/wind and abdominal discomfort.
There is no advantage to giving baby juice instead of whole fruit. In fact, fruit juice lacks the important fibre that whole fruit contains.
A healthier, cheaper (and much neglected) alternative to giving baby juice is to give him water. Once you have introduced juice to your little one, it can then be hard to get him to switch to water - after all, juice is sweet, which is why babies like it so much. If you stick with water from the beginning, though, your baby won't know what they're missing
i dont know she seems happy enough on it and health visitors advise weaning at 9 months over here did used to be a year but she eats plenty of veg shes got a good balanced diet.. its crazy all the differant kind of advice there is some say its wrong some say right not just with milk but with everything think its best just to go with your motherly instincts lol... have tried to get her to drink formula in the day but she just doesnt seem to like it at all even tried to change the type of fomula but she reacted the same the only reason she drinks it at night is because shes usually too worn out to fight it :S
oh and i would try her with breast milk but had to stop breastfeeding after 6 months because of baby and my suppy is probly so reduced i wouldnt get any if i tryed pumping atleast with this baby ill be able to carry on longer.
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