OK, what’s so wrong with juice? It’s not like I’m giving DS that crap with only 10% real fruit juice. He drinks about 8oz of V8 Fusion a day. It provides a full serving of both fruits and veggies along with a great source of Vitamins A, C, E, iron, folic acid and calcium and magnesium. How is that “empty calories”? And, those of you against giving juice – do you also not give fruit? Forgive my ignorance but what’s the difference if it’s 100% juice?
I’m sorry if I sound defensive….. I have had moms IRL make unsolicited comments to me when they see DS has juice in his sippy cup. I’m doing the best I can to give him the nutrients he needs. DS is a TERRIBLE eater. He wouldn’t eat ANY solid food until he was 14.5 mos old. Keeping weight on him has been a challenge. He will ONLY eat hotdogs, olives and green beans and an assortment of whole grain crackers/cereals. That’s really the only foods he has ever accepted despite my offering something new (and nutrient dense) EVERYDAY. What am I supposed to do?
BTW, he still nurses 4X a day so I know he’s getting good stuff from me, but we’re on the verge of cutting another nursing session out as he goes down to 1 dap a day.