7-month-old Babies Breastfeed Only On One Breast?
I want to ask my child when he was born, he just feeds to me because he does not want to breastfeed the left side, but at 7 years old, when I want to breastfeed my child on the left, my question is it okay if I give it to my child
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Breastfeeding is a natural thing that happens to mothers after giving birth to their babies.
Breast milk is the best food for babies, especially for babies aged 0 to 6 months that can be continued for up to 2 years according to the baby's needs. Breast milk contains a variety of essential and complete nutrients for the growth and development of infants. The Indonesian Pediatrician Association recommends exclusive breastfeeding for infants without the addition of an additional mixture of formula milk compared to the addition of formula milk. However, some parents sometimes worry that their babies will often look hungry / thirsty, so some mothers decide to mix with formula milk. This is not recommended.
Normally the average baby with exclusive breastfeeding suckles every 2-3 hours at the age of 0-3 months and will decrease every 3-4 hours or more when entering the age of 4 months. The frequency of breastfeeding will decrease with age and will be replaced by MPASI to meet the calorie needs when the baby turns 6 months or more.
Regarding your question, do not worry if your baby is breastfeeding on the right or left breast, although previously breastfeeding more often on the right. The content of breast milk remains the same, although breasts that are rarely smoked by babies will generally produce less milk. But over time, the production of breast milk will increase according to the needs of infants both left and right breast. Breastfeeding a baby properly is by breastfeeding the right or left breast alternately. Feed the baby on one breast until the breast feels soft / exhausted. Not recommended to replace breast changes in the middle of breastfeeding.
It is better to milk the baby as often as possible when the baby wants it and not necessarily by the time benchmark. The following are signs that the baby is quite breastmilk, including:
Urine that comes out clear and not concentrated
Frequency of urination 6-8 times per day
The child is not fussy
Defecate every day with a thin consistency (not yet mpasi) or mushy (already getting mpasi)
If you are worried that your baby is dehydrated, then you should evaluate the signs of dehydration that are easily recognizable at home, including a more concentrated urine color, less urine volume, the child is often fussy and still looks thirsty after breastfeeding.
Don't forget to always evaluate the baby's weight every month. It is also important to monitor the growth and development of the baby every month. It is highly recommended to consult directly with a pediatrician so that a thorough evaluation can be carried out as well as more complete and relevant information.
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