Infants Aged 4 Months Do Not Want To Consume Milk?
Greetings healthy. Well … my child is 4 months old, usually, every night, he wakes up to drink formula milk, but at night, my baby drinks milk at 10 pm but until morning he wants to drink milk again. please explain and advice from the doctor … Thanks …..
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. For parents, it will indeed feel relieved when seeing their child's appetite or drinking milk regularly because it is often associated with ideal weight gain and better endurance.
But indeed, unlike children or even adults who eat can be pegged 3 times a day, babies, especially those who are still 4 months, do not have regular eating time. In adults, we can easily predict if he continues to eat 1 time a day then he will be thin, and if he continues to eat 5 times a day then he will be fat. In babies this is not the case, there are babies who are fond of eating but have difficulty gaining weight, and vice versa.
Therefore, an indicator of abnormalities or not on the growth of the baby is not from eating habits, or as in your case, wake up every night to drink formula milk, but from weight gain. So if there is a change in your child's habits but gaining weight is still on the ideal path, no problem. Conversely, if his habits remain but his weight gain is lacking, it means there is still something wrong.
Therefore, you do not need to worry about one incident at night, but rather look at the overall condition, including if your child does not wake up to drink milk at night and it turns out that in the morning you notice that he is weak, pale and inactive, there could be a condition that is happening and you should immediately take it to the doctor. But if there are no problems, nothing seems to worry, you don't need to worry too much.
In addition, we also need to remind you that, even though your baby is more than 4 months old, the best nutrition for children under 6 months is still in the form of breast milk from his mother. So as much as possible, keep trying to give ASI, and if there are problems in spending ASI, consult your pediatrician. So, hopefully answering your question.