10 Month Old Baby Drinking UHT Milk?

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My doctor wants to ask my baby is 10 months old. It’s still breast milk lately, it’s really hard to eat, it’s still difficult to change the menu. He was given formula milk, he didn’t like it. But I was given UHT milk and there were no signs of allergies. Can a 10 month old baby drink UHT milk? Because it’s so hard to eat for fear of lack of nutrition. My baby girl weighs 7.5 kg. Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi fitri298,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

When referring to the growth curve of the WHO (World Health Organization), at the age of 10 months, a baby girl normally weighs 7.5 to 9.7 kg. So, your baby's weight is actually still normal, although at the lower threshold.

Indeed, sometimes babies have difficulty eating. This condition can be triggered by many factors, but the main ones are usually related to improper eating patterns, for example due to you being too forced to eat, not being disciplined in managing meal times, getting used to eating while walking, giving food that is not age appropriate (either in terms of texture, volume, type), and so on. It could also be, your baby becomes difficult to eat due to other factors, for example:

Bored or don't like the menu, appearance or way of eating
Discomfort in the body, for example due to teething, nausea, abdominal pain, bloating, canker sores
Certain illnesses, such as gastrointestinal infections, gastritis, and so on

In general, difficulty feeding in babies is only temporary and will get better on its own as long as you deal with it in the right way. Here are suggestions you can apply:

Do not force children to eat
Invite children to eat with parents
Teach him to eat himself as early as possible
Vary the food menu
Do not give food with a taste that is too sharp
Limit instant feeding
Also limit the provision of snacks between meals, so that the baby understands hunger
Don't get used to snacking
Keep the gadgets away

Giving additional milk, such as UHT milk or formula milk should not be done when the baby is less than 2 years old. This is because the digestive system of babies at this age is still very sensitive so they are prone to diarrhea, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, or vomiting. You should feed your baby more breast milk in addition to giving him complementary foods to maintain his nutritional adequacy.

Difficulty eating for just a few days generally does not cause the baby to become malnourished. You can continue to monitor your child's nutritional adequacy, namely by regularly checking their growth at the nearest health facility, such as posyandu, health center, doctor, or pediatrician.

If the complaint does not improve with the above efforts, don't hesitate to check your child directly to the doctor.

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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