Can MPASI For The First 1 Month Be Just Fruit?
my child is 6 months old and is given rice with vegetables or not, weeping must be forced first while drinking breast milk for two weeks, the third week he has been fruited for four days, is it okay if just love the fruit until the age of 7 month? To be able to eat, and not force to eat the problem if forced to continue to fear trauma
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. One of the mistakes that is quite often done by mothers is to consider the period of MPASI, or age over 6 months is the limit where breast milk should no longer be given. This is very incorrect.
Because from the name alone, MPASI means complementary foods. If the status is still a companion, it means that this nutrient should not be the main source. Breast milk is still the main source of nutrition, but it must be assisted with other nutritional sources as a companion, be it baby porridge, cereals, vegetables, fruit, or meat that is mashed because breast milk alone is not enough.
Therefore it is actually reasonable and very understandable if your child refuses if immediately given rice and vegetables from what was entirely breast milk. That is why, there needs to be a gradual transition from breast milk, and it starts with baby porridge and cereal first, then if you want, give the fruit smoothed, then vegetables such as carrots and smooth potatoes, then move on to food that is formed in small pieces so that he can hold it, and so on. Because your child needs to get used to it, there is no need to worry that he feels bored. Let him become acquainted with new foods for about 5 days before changing to another type of food.
So again it doesn't matter if your child still wants to eat fruit. Let him eat fruit until the age of 7 months, but while trying to give other foods and always remember, breast milk is still recommended to be given. Do not give extra sugar, salt, and honey before reaching the age of 1 year. So, hopefully answering your question.