Babies Have Been Given Instant Baby Porridge Before The Age Of 6 Months?
I want to ask, my child is just stepping on for 6 months … Before 6 months, now my child has been given cerelac. And given it in the morning and evening … Is that okay?
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First of all, I want to confirm first, when exactly did you start providing complementary foods for your child?
Basically, new children are recommended to be given complementary foods when they are 6 months old. In certain conditions, children may be given complementary food since the age of 4 months, but must always be consulted to the pediatrician first because it must be seen the child's readiness to receive complementary foods.
If indeed you have provided complementary food from before the child is 6 months old and your child is now fine, then there will not be any negative impact that will occur in the future because of the early feeding. You can continue to provide complementary food according to your child's age now. Giving instant baby porridge may be done. Instant baby porridge is one of the recommended complementary foods for babies because it is enriched with complete nutrition to meet your baby's nutritional needs. If you want to make your own side dishes, you can also do it, but note that the side dishes you make are also nutrient-dense (not a single ingredient, containing all nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and also essential minerals for babies).
The following is a guide from IDAI (Indonesian Pediatrician Association) that you can read about giving MPASI to children.
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