Starting From 4 Months?

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I want to ask my child to start to survive at the age of 4 months is it safe? My child gives me a kettle but I make it very runny and a little but the chapter once a day is that normal and does the baby accept the food?

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Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. For babies aged 6 months and under, the World Health Organization or WHO has determined that the best or most appropriate nutrition for him is only breast milk or breast milk. This is based on many reasons, including the complete nutrition that is in breast milk, making children have a higher immune system, and besides that, the digestive system of babies who at this age is still not ready to digest complementary foods.

However, if for one reason or another, such as breastmilk not coming out at all, or the baby's weight is still not ideal even though it has been given exclusive breastfeeding, the alternative that is usually given is to provide formula milk, not solid food. Providing complementary foods earlier than 6 months, there is a risk of making babies allergic and experiencing other digestive disorders.

Our advice, discuss this problem again with the pediatrician, regarding what underlies you want to give complementary foods to your child before the age of 4 months. If the reason is lack of nutrition, if indeed after the examination it is proven that there is a nutritional deficiency, your pediatrician will find out the cause of not optimal absorption of nutrients in your child, such as whether there is a certain disease or something like that.

Meanwhile, avoid giving solids even though you can make it very thin, and just give breast milk. If your milk does not come out, check your baby's attachment again when breastfeeding, because it could be a factor in the lack of milk production. So, hopefully it answers your question.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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