Hello. My child has begun to be assigned, should it be given instant / homade? If it’s better to be instant, Until what age, Introduction to family food is brp?
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ASI complementary food (MPASI) is mandatory food for infants when entering the age of 6 months. Before giving MPASI, mothers must know the requirements for giving MPASI, including on time, safe for consumption, adequate nutritional content and how to give it correctly.
On time ie babies entering the age of 6 months can already be given MPASI. Because breast milk is not enough to meet the nutritional needs of infants, especially iron. Safe both in terms of cleanliness when making and giving. Adequate nutritional content includes macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) and micronutrients such as vitamins and other important minerals.
How to give it includes the type of food, the frequency and procedures for eating according to the development of his age. At the age of 6 months it is recommended to give filter porridge. The food texture is gradually increased to un-filtered porridge at 7-8 months, team rice / mushy rice when entering 9 months and family food when the baby starts at 12 months. Finger food should also be taught to children at the age of 7-8 months to help train the child's independence and interest in the food consumed. The frequency of administration starts from 2 times a day and can be increased to 3-4 times a day with age and adjusted to the calorie needs of children.
MPASI can be given complete and balanced starting from the first time the food is given. It is highly recommended to provide foods high in iron at the beginning of MPASI administration, including red meat, chicken / beef liver and other types of foods that contain iron. Giving one type of food only as an introduction is not recommended because it is less able to meet the calorie and nutritional needs of infants.
You can make MPASI independently or fortified MPASI / instant baby porridge. Between instant and homemade, choose the advantages and disadvantages of each. Homemade MPASI will be guaranteed more cleanliness and nutritional content. But often the nutritional content contained in food is not comparable to the nutrients needed by babies. Therefore, fortified baby food is made and already contains a variety of standardized nutrients related to the nutritional content. Homemade and instant MPASI, just as good. You can vary the menu by giving both types of MPASI in turn. The Pediatrician Association also supports the provision of instant mpasi for the fulfillment of infant nutrition, especially for areas that have a prevalence of malnutrition. Sugar and salt are allowed to be given to baby foods for less than 1 year, but their administration must be limited. Sugar and salt help give food flavor and can support a child's appetite.
If necessary, consult directly with a pediatrician who is an expert in the field of nutrition to get more accurate and relevant information.
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