Will my baby's digestive system return to normal?
He has had juice too soon. 6 month old and now having trouble drinking his milk
Although it is recommended by most international pediatrics associations that babies receive nothing but breast milk or milk formula until they are six months of age, it is common practice in several countries for babies to receive juices or other liquids and some baby foods prior to this age. This is generally not harmful in developed countries, because the risk that these foods are liquids will be contaminated with something that could make the baby sick are low. Still, please speak with your pediatrician. Therefore, it is very unlikely that your have harmed your baby's digestive system by giving them some juice prior to six months of age. If your baby is now having trouble digesting his regular milk formula, I think that is something you would want to talk with your regular pediatrician about. Again, I don't this would be an indication that the juice itself did any harm, but it might indicate that your baby has a stomach bug or or other illness or even that they could have developed an intolerance or allergy to some component of the milk formula. Your pediatrician will be able to examine your child and go through the symptoms with you and help determine if there is something going on that needs to be addressed.
This answer is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or (in the United States) 911 immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. Medical professionals who provide responses to health-related questions are intended third party beneficiaries with certain rights under Zocdoc’s Terms of Service.
Search for an answer:
- My daughter is an avid swimmer, and her toes are dry and bleeding - why?
- What is the best way to treat pneumonia symptoms to comfort my child?
- What happened when my son had his vaccinations?
- I fed my 7-week old baby with growing up 1-2 years milk for a week. Is my baby going to be ok?
- Will my child still be allowed to attend school if I don't have her vaccinated?
Need More Info?