14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee

March 4, 2015 5:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although they may just be learning how to say the word coffee, about one in seven 2-year-olds in Boston drinks the caffeinated beverage, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed information from 315 mothers and their babies. They discovered that 14 percent of 2-year-olds were given coffee by their parents -- on average, slightly more than one ounce of coffee a day. Some drank as many as four ounces a day, according to the study.

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