Coffee In A Sippy Cup?

Happy ChildA two-year old walks into a café and orders a red-eye. Sounds like the start of a joke, right? Turns out, maybe it’s not so funny after researchers at Boston Medical Center found that 15 percent of toddlers drink one to four ounces of coffee a day. In the study, more than 2 percent of 1-year-olds were given coffee. The study looked at infant weight gain and diet with 315 mothers and infants in the Boston area. It is possible that this trend is related to cultural experiences as the study found that Hispanic mothers were more likely to give infants and toddlers the beverage (think Manny on ‘Modern Family’). Earlier studies found children in Australia, Cambodia and Ethiopia sometimes drink coffee too.

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