Impact Of Administration Of Mpasi On Infants Aged 4 Months?
Hello doctor, good evening. I want a consultation regarding my anxiety. My baby is only 4m8d, my baby is baby milk. Well, so my mother-in-law has started giving my baby food (extra food biscuits produced by the government are mixed with milk). I told you to be introduced to food when you were 6m. But my mother-in-law won’t listen to me. On the grounds that the children were given food from the age of 4 months. Of course with small portions, half a chip 2-3 times a day and the texture is thinner. It has been going on for 3 days, so far my child has not shown any strange reaction, the poop is also smooth, which is usually only once a day lately so it is twice a day morning and evening. Poop texture is also good, not runny and not hard. The color is yellow. Because my mother-in-law did not listen to me, I tried to convince myself that my child would be fine. So, what should I do, is it because my child looks good with this mpsufor so it’s okay? I also want to ask about my child’s growth and development. I understand very well that the development of each child is different. Well, my child, is more happy to bend his body, because indeed recently he is smooth. But, my child has not been able to support his head properly. I felt sorry for him, he was facedown, but once his head fell, he kept falling. Just how can I stimulate my child to keep his head upright? Is it natural at his age that he still can’t hold his head up? When I have to be alert.
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Basically, new babies are advised to be given MPASI at the age of 6 months. In some special situations MPASI may already be given from the age of 4 months, but before giving MPASI at the age of 4 months, you must consult a pediatrician first. Only pediatricians can determine whether your baby has needed MPASI since the age of 4 months or not, and only pediatricians can assess whether your baby is ready to receive MPASI at the age of 4 months. If you have received the green light from your pediatrician, then you may give MPASI for children.
If you have difficulty explaining to your parents-in-law about the right time to start a child's MPASI, you should bring your in-laws when you go to the pediatrician, so that the pediatrician can also help educate your parents-in-law about giving MPASI to your child. It would be better if your in-laws could put themselves better and let you and your partner take care of your child. His position as a parent-in-law is to assist / assist you and your partner in caring for your child only (not as the person who regulates and is not also the primary caregiver of children).
Regarding the head of a child who can not really upright, this is normal for children 4 months. At the age of 4 months, the new child will learn to raise his head when positioned in a prone position. If the head is still not strong and still falls occasionally, this is normal. You can help by giving more tummy time for your child and do not constantly carry the child. You can bend the child on a fairly hard base. Usually the mattress is too soft and the floor is too hard, so try to use a carpet that is quite soft or can also use a clean perlak (so that if the head falls the child does not feel pain). While positioned on his stomach, you can wiggle a toy that sounds in front of the child to stimulate the child to lift his head. Make sure you always keep an eye on the child when positioned in the prone position and never put the child to sleep in the prone position.
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