Complementary Foods For Breastfeeding In Infants Aged 7 Months?
Hello, my child is now 7 months old? He is hard to eat if he eats in store first in the mouth, then swallows it for a long time, if he is still lying down because he is still sitting, he can’t really shake, if he eats while sitting he also spits out again, 3 days ago he had a fever I think I want to grow teeth because the saliva is dripping, and if I give teather it bites it so hard I think. So now I don’t even want to eat at all. How can I solve it when she wants to eat because she just wants to breastfeed, then how do you do it so that she does not keep it long in the mouth. Thanks.
Hello Mother Karinata, thank you for your question
After passing the first 6 months of life, it is not enough for a baby to only rely on breast milk (ASI). In order to meet their nutritional needs, babies should be introduced to complementary foods (complementary foods). It is natural that during this introduction period there will be various rejections that cause the baby not to eat, especially when the baby is teething for the first time. Here are some suggestions for dealing with eating disorders in babies:
should not give breast milk together or before giving solids,
give a break of about 2 hours between breastfeeding and complementary feeding,
This is intended so that the baby is not already full before starting to eat, introduce solid foods gradually, starting from soft and soft textured foods slowly increasing to more coarse do gum massage, cooled finger food, or teething toys to reduce discomfort in the gums make sure the baby's body fluid needs are met by continuing to provide breast milk if accompanied by fever, you can give pain relievers as well as fever-reducing drugs, such as paracetamol, but it would be nice to consult a pediatrician first. It is likely that the habit of eating your baby's food is also related to teething problems currently faced. Please act wisely and patiently, Mother.
Hopefully this information is useful