Side Effects Of Honey On Infants Aged 2 Days?
Hello, I am billi … I want to ask you about a baby who is only 2 days old and has been given honey when he cries or is hungry, because my wife’s milk comes out a bit, what is the effect? And can babies with 2 days of age be powdered directly? Thank you for your understanding
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Newborns up to 6 months of age are advised to only be breastfed, which is called the exclusive breastfeeding program. Breast milk already contains complete and adequate nutrition for babies, accompanied by antibodies needed for the baby's immune system during the first few months of life. Additives in the form of formula milk, and other additional food (MPASI) are not recommended to be given before the baby is 6 months old.
A small amount of breast milk is normal in the first few days after delivery. To overcome this, always stimulate the expenditure of milk by attaching the baby's mouth to the mother's nipples. Although initially not come out / come out only a little, along with the passage of time over time the baby's sucking will stimulate milk production. In addition, ensure that adequate nutrition for the mother during childbirth and breastfeeding, in order to ensure the quality of breast milk.
Likewise, if your baby loses weight, don't worry because it is normal for the first week of birth. Next, the baby's weight will begin to increase on days 10-14 and so on, if the milk nutrition that is obtained is sufficient.
Honey is not recommended for infants under the age of 1 year because it can increase the risk of botulism in infants. For more information you can read in the following article. The use of baby powder products is still permissible, as long as it does not contain substances / drugs with excessive levels.
I advise you to routinely control your baby's weight, and also consult a pediatrician or obstetrician and gynecologist, if you have any doubts.
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