Are some toddlers actually drinking coffee?

February 23, 2015 4:47 PM

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Are some toddlers actually drinking coffee?

Toddlers may not be your typical Starbucks clientele, but at least one study suggests a fair number know how to enjoy a cup of joe. The study was highly specific and thus probably can't be applied to the general population, Real Clear Science reports: It dealt with about 300 moms in Boston, about 80% of whom weren't born in the US and most of whom were Hispanic—and other studies suggest Hispanic cultures drink coffee younger, notes the lead Boston researcher.

Even so, the results in the Journal of Human Lactation may come as a surprise. Some 15.2 percent of respondents said they routinely gave their 2-year-olds coffee.

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