Formula Feeding For Children Aged 7 Months?
, I want to ask. My child weighs 8kg and is 7 months old and still needs to be fed? If given formula, the child drinks while crying. Most even vomit. From relatives told to be given formula to be tall and healthy. Thanks for the info
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. According to the provisions of the world health organization (WHO), infants aged up to 6 months only need breast milk for nutrition and growth and development. However, starting from the age of 6 months, babies should start to be introduced to complementary foods (MPASI) because if given breast milk alone, it will not provide the nutrients needed by babies.
MPASI can be anything, it can be rice porridge, baby cereal, boiled vegetables and fruits, which obviously everything must be in a form that is as smooth as possible to make it easier for the baby to digest it. So, there is no provision to use formula milk. Children can be tall and healthy without consuming formula milk. Especially in your case, at the age of 7 months, 8 kg is the ideal body weight.
So in conclusion, what determines whether your baby is suitable or not with his food so far is not your relatives, but a weight gain table that shows the progress of your child's weight gain. Don't force your child to continue eating if he doesn't want to, especially until he vomits. Because if it continues to be forced, the child can choke and this even endangers his breathing.
For more information, you can click on the following link to read our articles on complementary foods and the order of complementary foods. You can also consult more about your child's nutrition to a pediatrician. I hope you and your family are always healthy.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa