Regarding Early Complementary Feeding?
My son is 6 months and less than 1 week old, I gave him milna biscuits dissolved in milk because the midwife said he was ready to learn breastfeeding so I gave it but why does he cry every 1 or 2 o’clock suddenly he wants to be carried, and around 3 am he must be pooped does it have something to do with giving me the biscuit that I crushed?rnrnThank you
Hello Mrs. Lina, thank you for your question
According to WHO, complementary feeding should be given at the age of 6 months. At the beginning of giving complementary foods, there are several rules that you need to pay attention to:
consistency. at the beginning of complementary feeding, start with a liquid consistency (watery). This is so that the baby's tongue, which initially only recognizes milk, is not surprised by the semi-solid consistency of the food. you can increase the viscosity level gradually. Pay attention to the baby's feces too, ma'am, if the baby is difficult to defecate, it is possible because the consistency of the food is too dense. frequency. start with the main menu 2 times a day (morning and evening) and a snack 1 time between the 2 main meals. If the baby has seemed comfortable with the food habit (eg in 2 weeks), the mother can increase the frequency to 3 main meals and 2 snacks between main meals. single menu. if possible, mothers should give homemade complementary foods (home made) considering that the instant porridge sold in stores has gone through a very long processing process so that the nutrition is not as good as fresh food made by yourself. With the aim of introducing taste and seeing allergic responses to certain foodstuffs, mothers can give babies one type of food first a day, for example mashed bananas (mixed with breast milk to make it a little runny), brown rice porridge (mixed with breast milk to make it a little runny). There are many reasons why babies cry in the middle of the night, ma'am, it could be because the baby is hungry, thirsty, the diaper is full, or because the digestive condition is not comfortable. if when crying continuously and then followed by defecation then the baby's crying subsides, it is possible that the cause of the baby crying is because his digestion is not comfortable.
To determine if it has something to do with giving your baby biscuits, try stopping the feeding for a while and watch the baby's response.
If the complaint still persists, see a doctor immediately, ma'am.
I hope this helps. regards,