Regarding Exclusive Breastfeeding?

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, I want to ask … after my child was born, my breast milk didn’t come out for 5 days. 2 days I don & # 39; t give him sufor. But after the 3rd day he whined for milk, while my milk hadn’t come out. Then I gave him sufor for 3 days. Because on the 5th day my breastfeeding was out. And until now I still breastfeed. Do I also include exclusive breastfeeding?

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Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. To be able to answer your question, you need an understanding of the definitions and conditions of exclusive breastfeeding itself. By definition, exclusive breastfeeding is breastfeeding without other food and drinks to infants aged 0-6 months. This is because at that age range, no other nutrition can replace the nutrients that breast milk provides.

In addition, breast milk provides many benefits that cannot be provided by other nutrients, such as increasing intelligence, boosting the immune system, making bones stronger, giving the baby the ideal weight, strengthening the relationship between mother and baby, and many more.

So, to be able to achieve these benefits, there are conditions that must be met to make breastfeeding called exclusive. Among others are:

Starting breastfeeding in the first hours of life Give only breastmilk without any other intake, including formula or even water Give breast milk whenever the baby needs it, however often the baby wants it, day and night Babies do not use bottles or pacifiers

With your history of giving formula milk and indirectly breastfeeding your child, we must say that you are not included in exclusive breastfeeding for your baby. However, if your baby is not yet 6 months old, it is okay for you to still only breastfeed your baby. The benefits of breastfeeding do not automatically disappear if it is not given exclusively. Only after 6 months have passed, you should consider complementary feeding (MPASI). Don't forget to always control your child's growth and development regularly at the nearest posyandu or at a pediatrician. We wish you and your family good health.

That's all, hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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