How To Cope With A 6-month-old Child Who Has Difficulty Eating When MPASI?

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I want to ask, my child has entered the age of 6 months, but it’s time to be satisfied but why when I feed him porridge, he immediately vomits. I try to use bananas and vomit he wants to drink milk only. How do I get confused while I also want to see my child eating porridge like a friend his age

1 Answer:

Hello Dea,


Thank you for the question.

Need to be clarified, is it true that your child experienced vomiting? Or just spit up? How many times does he vomit in a day? Does he also seem fussy? Do other digestive disorders appear after you give these foods?


Vomiting in infants, if only happens occasionally is often not dangerous. If this vomiting occurs at the beginning of the introduction of MPASI, it could be caused by babies who are not familiar with the taste or consistency of new foods that are different from breast milk that is usually consumed before. Vomiting may also occur due to choking, food allergies, or just because of spit up.


You need to be aware of the vomiting that your baby is experiencing if it is very frequent (more than 3 times a day), accompanied by a very large amount of vomit, or cause the baby to become dehydrated, fever, fuss, diarrhea, difficulty in passing stools, and constipation. If this is the case, it is a good idea to have your baby consulted directly by a doctor or pediatrician. It is feared, vomiting that he experienced occurred related to digestive infections, dyspepsia, inflammation of the intestine, malabsorption or food poisoning, infection of other organ systems, or many other possible conditions. That way, the doctor can certainly give him.


In the meantime, as your guideline in giving MPASI to babies, try to do the following steps:

Give your baby a single menu food first. Prioritize foods that contain simple carbohydrates so that they are easily digested, for example white rice, brown rice, green beans.
Make a food menu with ASI mixed with a liquid consistency first, for example by being mixed with pure milk ASI. That way, the baby will be more familiar with the taste and consistency.
Give baby food little by little, but often. Just give MPASI 1-2 times a day in the early days of learning MPASI. Furthermore, if the baby starts to become proficient, you can gradually increase the volume and frequency of the MPASI.
Don't make it a habit to give babies instant food and drinks, especially when they are not even 6 months old
If the baby continues to vomit after eating certain foods, record the type of food, and first limit its administration for a while, it is feared that the vomiting he experienced is due to food allergies.
Keep giving your baby enough milk and water
After eating or nursing, do not immediately put the baby to sleep
When the baby vomits, don't panic, don't also carelessly give the baby any medication without doctor's advice

Hope this helps ...

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