Can 4-month-old Babies Drink Milk For Nursing Mothers?
Hello … I want to ask. I have a 4 month old baby. Yesterday at 10 PM I didn’t come out. So I bought milk for my child. But because there is only milk for lactating mothers who have chocolate flavor so I have to give it to my child. R nWhat’s the danger? Please answer thanks 😊
Hi 임 니타,
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
At the age of less than 6 months, ideally babies only get ASI as their food source. Provision of additional food or drinks, including milk of any kind, is very risky to cause the baby to experience health problems, including allergies, nausea, vomiting, colic, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, and so on. Of course, this condition does not always appear in every baby. This is also influenced by the type of milk you give, how much it is given, and how the condition of your baby's digestive system in general. If you only give it once, with a small volume, and your baby does not experience any signs of health problems as mentioned above, chances are that the condition he experienced is not dangerous. But still, you should not repeat these actions to prevent possible negative impacts that might occur.
However, if you find your baby experiencing symptoms of health problems after consuming the milk (as mentioned above), you should check with him directly to the doctor or pediatrician to be handled correctly, right?
To get around your milk production is reduced, rather than dizzy to give food or drink replacement to your baby, you should focus on increasing your milk production. Giving baby food or additional drinks too early, in addition to potentially causing health problems, can also make your baby no longer want to breastfeed directly. As a result, milk production can also be reduced.
Here are the steps you can take to increase milk production:
Feed your baby regularly 2 to 3 hours once your milk is not breastfeeding every 2 to 3 hours, then store it in the right media If you are unable to breastfeed your baby directly, give him breast milk with the right media, do not teat (can be given with a spoon or cup feeder so that the baby is not confused nipples) Drink more (2-3 liters per day), limit caffeine consumption Expand to also eat nutritious foods, do not always go on a diet that is too extreme Calm your mind, do not stress too much If difficult, do not hesitate to ask for assistance to a lactation consultant doctor at the nearest health facility. Hope it helps.