Can MPASI Baby 6 Months Old Always Add Coconut Oil?

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my child is 6 months old. Mpasi only a week but constipated. Can I eat vco on every meal?

1 Answer:

Hello Milaniey,

Thank you for the question.

When just learning to consume MPASI, it is very natural for babies to experience constipation. This happens mainly because of the shift in consistency of food, from liquid to solid, so that makes the baby's digestion needs to adapt in a certain period of time (usually 2-4 weeks). Provided that your baby is still defecating at least 2 times a week, and no more severe complaints appear, such as colic, flatulence and vomiting, vomiting, difficulty in urinating, bloody stools, and so on, often this condition is not dangerous.

It doesn't matter if you want to add VCO (virgin coconut oil) to baby foods. The composition of head oil is believed to be able to help smooth digestion, so the baby's bowel movements are also smoother. But you should choose the type of VCO that is intended specifically for babies (for example, type EVOO or ELOO), so that the minimal risk of causing allergies or other digestive disorders.

Not only that, so that the chapter is smoother, you also need to do the trick below:

 Give your baby more milk Give your baby plenty of water and fiber-rich foods, like vegetables, fruits, or seeds. Make sure you adjust the texture, frequency, and volume of baby feeding according to his age, if he is only 6 months old, then make it Dilute MPASI (for example, puree mixed with breast milk) Don't get used to giving babies instant food or drinks If there are certain foods or drinks that make babies allergic, don't give them to the child Do gentle massage on the baby's stomach, turning around like a clockwork, every after bathing Do not give the baby any drugs, including laxatives, if not prescribed directly by the doctor If constipation in the baby still does not improve after undergoing the above efforts, or other complaints appear more severe as we have mentioned above, you should be checked immediately your baby to see a doctor or pediatrician. It is feared, constipation that he experienced due to allergies or malabsorption of food, inflammation of the intestine, digestive infections, tumors in the gastrointestinal tract, hormonal disorders, metabolic disorders, and so on.

Hope this helps ...

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