Infants Aged 8 Months Cough With Colds Every Time They Drink Formula Milk?
Good night, why does my baby drink formula every time I cough a cold, is this a sign that my child does not match formula milk? Can I replace the other formula milk?
Thank you for the question.
Indeed, before the age of 1 year, babies should not be introduced with additional milk other than breast milk, including formula milk. Giving extra milk too early to sensitive babies can trigger allergic reactions, one of which can be characterized by coughing colds. Can also, appear a variety of other allergic reactions, such as shortness, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rashes, and so on in some conditions. If the formula is not appropriate, for example if you use a pacifier, your baby will be more susceptible to choking, so coughing colds may also appear.
Apart from allergies to formula milk, coughs and colds that your baby may experience are also caused by other factors, such as allergies to other substances, viral or bacterial infections in the respiratory tract, infections of other organ systems, immune disorders, and so on.
The good thing is, you first try to overcome your baby's cough and runny nose by:
Prioritize giving your baby milk instead of other extra milk
Give your baby a variety of fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamin C
Also give your baby a solid nutritionally balanced MPASI, not too oily, let alone artificial sweetening
Limit the provision of cold food and drinks to babies
Keep the environment around the baby always clean, the air is not dry, and maintained ventilation
Stay away from baby from smoke, pollution, and other substances that are prone to trigger irritation or allergies in the baby's airways
Wash the baby with warm water
Do not carelessly give babies cough and cold medicines without first seeing a doctor
If the steps above have not been successful in overcoming your baby's condition, or other more severe complaints such as fever, spasms, vomiting, etc. appear, you should check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician so that further treatment is given according to the cause of the condition.
I hope this helps.