Complementary Feeding For Babies Born Prematurely?

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Hello.. I’m the mother of Raden Arthur Islami’s son.. I want to ask.. my baby was born prematurely with 33 weeks of pregnancy..and has a history of blockage surgery between the intestines and stomach on my baby who was operated on.. and is now growing healthy her weight is 6 kg at the age of 5 months.. I asked her to give her support at the age of 6 months or 7 8 months. Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Erma,

Congratulations on your very good baby's growth. Caring for premature babies does require extra attention, as well as regarding complementary feeding. You can start giving MP ASI 6 months from when it should be born, not from the date of birth to adjust the baby's growth and development that should be. Some doctors suggest MP ASI can be started 4 months from the time it should be born.

To be more precise, I suggest that you consult your pediatrician. The pediatrician will conduct an examination and evaluation of your child's condition and readiness to receive MP ASI.

Some types of MP ASI that can be given at the beginning of MP ASI, for example, are fruit and vegetable puree, milk porridge, and slowly increase the texture to become filtered rice or fine porridge. For the early weeks of MP ASI, give MP ASI only once a day, then increase to 2 times a day, and if the baby is used to it, it can be given 3 times a day.

Here is an article that relates to the topic of your question:

Caring for premature babies
MP ASI

Thanks and hope it helps,

dr. Devika Y

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