Can 9 Month Infants Have Difficulty Eating Measles Immunization?
Hello, I want to ask my child aged 9 months, they want to be immunized against measles, but lately it’s hard to eat if forced to vomit.
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Basically mild illnesses in children such as mild fever, mild cold cough, mild ear infection, mild diarrhea, are not contraindicated for immunization in children. Likewise it is difficult to eat. Difficulty eating should not be a reason to delay immunization.
Children often experience difficult periods of eating or also known as the movement to shut up (GTM). GTM has a variety of reasons, generally only lasting a few days. The following are some of the possible causes of GTM:
children are full (for example because they are given milk or snacks before meals, eating distance is too close) children are teething children are experiencing thrush in the mouth of the child is experiencing acute pain (such as respiratory infections or gastrointestinal infections) the child is bored with food given or don't like the texture anymore, other causes are less common but have the potential to cause prolonged GTM, including fungal infections in the mouth of a child, tuberculosis infection, trauma when eating. Still offer a variety of foods that are good and nutritious for children, try to vary the texture of the food you provide, and you may also try to provide food that is cut into small pieces (finger food) for children. Try not to give milk or snacks too close to the child's feeding time, if you want to give snacks, give healthy snacks. You can also experiment with herbs to improve a child's appetite.
If indeed the child has a weight gain disorder (monitor the weight gain curve at KMS), consult your pediatrician.
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