Eat The Best Foods And Drinks Instead Of ASI?
Malem, Alhamdulilah sister blessed with a girl child. However, the baby cannot get out, and the baby has been gone for 6 months without breast milk. What is it, food / drinks that need to be consumed with high nutrition so that your child is not easily sick? Again?
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Basically, breast milk (ASI) contains a substance called IgA (immunoglobulin A). IgA is a substance that has the ability to protect infants from infection and help speed the recovery of the baby if the baby has an infection. This IgA can only be secreted by the human body and is formed specifically for the mother and baby. Formula milk or other food does not contain this immune component and the function of breast milk in this case will not be replaced by milk, food, or any supplement.
However, if the mother's milk does not come out, the baby must certainly still get enough nutrition to support its growth and development. In this case, formula feeding will certainly be recommended to replace the function of breast milk. Babies who get formula milk also do not always get sick more easily than babies who get breast milk, therefore if the mother really cannot give milk for one reason or another, the mother does not need to be discouraged. For babies under 6 months, make sure that formula feeding is sufficient for the baby's needs. The nutritional needs of the baby can be said to be fulfilled if the weight gain, body length, and head circumference of the baby are in accordance with the growth curve.
Infants over 6 months of age must get pendaping food in addition to milk feeding. Recommended complementary foods are nutritionally complete and balanced complementary foods consisting of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and other vitamins and minerals. So that the baby does not get sick easily, make sure the baby gets complete and balanced nutrition from the accompanying food, keep giving formula milk until the baby is 1 year old (after 1 year the baby is allowed to be given cow's milk), and make sure you keep the environment around the baby clean and conducive to baby's health. For example, make sure you prepare and store baby food in the right way, wash milk bottles properly, keep your hands clean by washing your hands diligently with soap, keep your home clean, avoid babies from exposure to cigarette smoke, keep babies from people who experience getting sick (coughing colds for example), ensuring a mosquito-free home environment, ensuring sunlight comes into the house, making sure the air inside the house can circulate properly, etc. Thus, the baby's health can be maintained properly even if the baby does not get breast milk.
If there are certain health problems in the baby, immediately take the baby to the pediatrician so that further evaluation and management can be carried out.
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