The Cause Of A 10 Month Old Child Who Does Not Want To Eat Other Than Breast Milk?
I want to ask my child who is 10 months old and her BB is 6.3 I have asked the midwife to give me formula milk and mixed breastfeeding food, but still my child doesn’t want to and doesn’t want to swallow and if I give him food or formula milk, he will cry. Why, because my child’s BB is already in the bottom order. I also didn’t want to give me snacks. The point is that my child apart from breastfeeding doesn’t want to swallow …
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If your child is a boy, then at 10 months of age, his normal weight should be between 8.2 and 10.2 kg. Meanwhile, if your child is a girl, the normal weight should be between 7.5 and 9.6 kg. Indeed, at first glance your child's weight is not optimal when adjusted for age standards. This condition can occur due to various factors, including:
History of premature birth or LBW (low birth weight)
History of experiencing severe pain after birth
Lack of nutritional intake
Indigestion, for example due to vomiting or massive diarrhea, malabsorption, intolerance, poisoning, infection, malignancy
Experiencing other diseases, such as thyroid gland disorders, tuberculosis, cancer, and so on
At the age of 10 months, children are normally proficient in consuming complementary foods (complementary foods). The condition of your child who has difficulty consuming complementary foods is likely to affect their weight gain. You should check this condition directly with a pediatrician so that it is evaluated what causes it and the right treatment to do. It could be, the condition that your child is experiencing is purely due to a wrong feeding pattern, but it could also be because there are certain diseases that reduce their appetite, ranging from minor illnesses (such as thrush) or even other more serious diseases.
You try to do the following efforts so that your baby is smarter to eat:
Do not force your child to eat, persuade him gently, make sure he is not afraid or sad when asked to eat
Vary the food menu, slowly increase the texture, don't make the food taste too sharp, and give the food an attractive appearance
Spin the brain to find your child's favorite menu
Process children's food from ingredients with high nutritional value
Limit instant feeding
Feed the child at the same time every day so that the child gets used to discipline
Invite children to eat together, teach them to eat by themselves while being assisted, not constantly being fed
There is no need to force children to consume formula milk before they are 1 year old as long as you have sufficient breast milk (unless it is recommended directly by a pediatrician)
Keep children away from adults who are contagious
Create a clean environment around the child
Avoid giving appetite stimulating supplements to children without direct advice from a doctor
Children have difficulty eating
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah