MPASI For 1 Year Old Child Is Still Instant Porridge, Is It Dangerous?
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Childhood is a golden age, at which time the brain develops rapidly. Therefore, children need adequate nutrition for their growth and development. The best food for children under 2 years is breast milk, and is the only food for babies under 6 months.
If the mother works outside the home so that she cannot give breast milk, it can be replaced by giving expressed breast milk. If you are unable to provide expressed breastmilk, either because you are sick or your child refuses, you can work around this by giving donor breast milk. If you cannot find donor breast milk that you believe in your health, the last option you can give is formula milk. Actually, formula milk circulating in Indonesia has been adjusted according to the nutrition contained therein for the needs of Indonesian children.
In children over 6 months of age, breastfeeding alone cannot meet their needs. Mothers need to provide complementary foods with breast milk. The distribution is done in stages, from liquid food, filtered porridge, porridge, team rice to regular rice. You can read more about this here. This gradual giving, adjusts the condition of the child's digestive tract who is not yet perfect and is undergoing development.
However, you also need to pay attention to the delay in improving the consistency of your child's diet, which can hinder the development of molars, teeth, stomach and intestines.
I gave an example, children aged 1 year can be given food like adults, namely regular rice with side dishes and vegetables. If at this age you are still giving porridge, it can hinder the development of the digestive tract. In fact, usually children will refuse to eat.
You can adjust the nutritional adequacy of your child with a child growth chart based on body weight, height and age. This can be done by taking the children to the posyandu. Posyandu officers will assist you in assessing the development of your child.
I advise you to:
1. Gradually increase the consistency of child's diet according to the guidelines.
2. Adequate children's needs for carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals.
3. Provide food with a type that changes every day.
4. If the child does not want to eat, try to decrease the consistency of the food or increase it. In addition, pay attention to the diversity of types of food provided.
5. Take the child to the posyandu every month.
6. Do not forget to give basic immunizations to children.
So, hopefully it's useful.