The Appetite For Breastfeeding Children Aged 3 Months Is Reduced?
I want to ask … my child is only 3 months old, it’s been 3 days if I want to breastfeed, I don’t want to be really hard when I struggle to cry, I’m still fasting too … why is that and what is the solution, what’s the effect of my fasting?
Breast milk is the best food for babies. WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding, namely breastfeeding only until the baby is 6 months old. After that, complementary foods can be given ASI. However, WHO also recommends that breast milk is still given until the age of 2 years.
A baby's condition that is difficult if breastfed can be caused by many things such as:
An uncomfortable position that causes the baby to be unable to suck properly. Which in the end, the baby's suction does not produce maximum results which causes the baby to become tired before being full. You can read a good position on this page. The amount of breast milk is reduced. Which almost causes the same thing, namely the baby is tired before being full. Therefore, even though you are fasting, keep your nutrition and fluids full so that milk production is still fulfilled. The baby's condition is not good. Where a baby who is sick causes the baby to be more fussy. Conditions that cause him to be uncomfortable, such as stuffy atmosphere, wet diapers and others can also affect.
If it is difficult to breastfeed directly, you can express your milk and give it to your baby. Because regardless of the condition, babies must still get adequate nutrition. However, keep doing breastfeeding as much as possible because this is very beneficial for the milk production process and good for mother's emotions and baby's development. You can have your baby checked by the doctor if you get an unusual abnormality in your child such as fever, for example.
I hope this helps.