How Many Times Are You Given MPASI?
For the first mpasi given how many times a day?
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Ideally, MPASI (complementary foods) are given after the baby is 6 months old. At this age, breast milk content alone is considered no longer sufficient to support the growth of infants. Therefore, early on, you can teach your baby to eat well so that growth can take place more optimally.
Like adults, babies also need habituation. Switching from consuming only breast milk, to added MPASI certainly not an easy thing. Therefore, during the introduction period of MPASI (the first 1-2 weeks) it is recommended to do the following tricks:
Give the baby MPASI 1 to 2 times a day, for example at 9 am and 3 pm if you want to give him MPASI 2 times a day
Give the baby MPASI a slowly increased volume, for example initially only 10 ml, increased to 15 ml, 20 ml, and so on
Give the baby MPASI with a liquid consistency first, for example by making puree (a mixture of food material that is softened and then thawed using breast milk)
Don't give excessive taste to MPASI (plain only)
Keep giving baby milk whenever he wants
Give your baby various types of MPASI ingredients, prioritizing giving a single menu first so you can more easily observe if there are certain types of food ingredients that make a child allergic or experience other digestive disorders. Then, slowly, from the single menu, increase to a mixture of 2 ingredients, 3 ingredients, and so on. Make sure the MPASI ingredients that you provide to children are worth balanced nutrition, contain carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and also enough water.
Don't just focus on the quantity of MPASI consumed by babies, but also the quality
If there are certain MPASI ingredients that make your baby allergic or have indigestion, don't give these ingredients in processing MPASI babies. You can reintroduce your baby with the MPASI material at a later time when symptoms have improved, of course, done little by little.
The process of starting MPASI is an important key that determines the success of your baby consuming MPASI at a later time. Avoid forcing the baby to eat, and also avoid accustoming children to eating while walking, playing excessively, or using gadgets. As you age, you can also give your baby a healthy snack in between meals, for example cut fruit, juice, and so on. Do not forget, also teach your baby to eat alone as early as possible so that eating becomes a fun and liked process.
That's all our explanation. For more details, do not hesitate to consult directly with your doctor or pediatrician.
I hope this helps.