Can You Mix Baby Porridge With Milk In A 1 Year Old Child Who Is Having Difficulty Eating?
Hello, my child 1 year and 4 months is very difficult to eat, so for his intake in his milk I mix baby food porridge that tastes ,. My question is safe if it continues like that
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Basically, feeding for infants and toddlers is not only intended to include food in the body. There are other important aspects that children learn when eating (such as coordination of hand movements, motor and sensory development of the mouth, social interactions with parents, etc.). Good eating habits will train your child later to be able to eat independently when the child is older. Therefore it is highly not recommended for feeding in the manner you mentioned (via a milk bottle). In addition to diluted baby porridge will not meet the calorie and nutritional needs of children (because it is likely that the amount that is entered will also not be as much if not diluted until like a drink), other aspects that children can learn when eating will not be fulfilled.
If your child has difficulty eating only occasionally and for several days, you should not have to worry because it is very normal for babies and toddlers. When children are sick, teething, sleepy, not hungry, children can indeed experience difficulty eating. If it is difficult to eat this lasts for weeks, the child has a weight loss disorder (you can monitor it in the KMS or the card to your child's health), then you should take the child to the pediatrician for further evaluation and management.
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