Teething And Children’s Appetite Decreases?

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Mmm, I want to ask I have a 9-month-old baby, but there are no signs of teething yet, there are more and more drooling, that’s why? Same if the baby wants to eat only 2-4 bribes, the rest prefers to play, what should I do?

1 Answer:

Hello Irpa,

Thank you for the question.

The first tooth growth in children often does occur at the age of 6-9 months. However, according to IDAI (Indonesian Pediatrician Association), babies who have not yet completely teased teeth are still considered normal as long as they have not reached 18 months. This may occur due to genetic influences, lack of nutrition, and stimulation that is not optimal.

It's best not to worry, right? There are no specific steps you can take to trigger your child's teeth growth. However, you can give your child more milk and MPASI that is of balanced nutritional value (especially containing rich in calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D) so that the growth of teeth is more optimal. Not only that, also give your child food according to his age, give him a bite toy, and keep the oral cavity clean.

It's hard to eat in children often harmless. This condition can occur because the child is over-breastfed, bored with the menu or how to eat it like that-it continues, the taste of food is not good, accustomed to eating while being fed / while walking / while playing gadgets, and many other factors. Several types of diseases, such as digestive disorders, infections, hormonal disorders, to other chronic diseases can make children more difficult to eat.

In order to improve his appetite, we recommend that you teach your child to eat alone, but while accompanied. Create a pleasant dining atmosphere, don't always be fed, forced, let alone shouted. Give your child a varied diet, which is adjusted to taste and texture according to your child's age. Don't give too much sugar, salt, and flavoring to a child's food. In between meals, limit giving children a snack so that he is not too full.

Judging from the current conditions, where the COVID-19 outbreak is rampant, we suggest, multiply stay at home and delay checking your child to see a doctor except in urgent conditions. So, be disciplined in following the steps above. If in a long time your child's condition does not improve, then you can check with your doctor or pediatrician for further treatment.

Hope this helps ...

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