The Difference Between ASI And SUFOR And Regarding Healthy Children?
Tonight, I want to ask? R n What is recommended for children is breastfeeding, but why can’t breastmilk make children fat? Meanwhile, what is said to be supportive is not good for children but can make children fat. R nAnd the opinion of people if fat children are healthy and thin children are identical to be unhealthy? R nWhat do doctors think?
Hello Annie, thanks for your question
Before answering your question above, you need to know that the definition of a healthy child is a child who is able to achieve optimal growth and development according to their chronological age. Healthy children don't have to be fat. Too fat or thin is classified as malnutrition. The child's growth consists of body weight and height, which should be plotted in a curve. This curve can be found on the KMS (health card) attached to the mother and child book. While development includes 4 important aspects, namely gross motor skills, fine motor skills, speech and language skills, and social interactions.
Regarding your question, breast milk is the best intake for babies, especially if your baby is less than 6 months old. The provision of solid food is only recommended after the baby is 6 months old and breastfeeding is continued until the child is 2 years old. As for some of the advantages of breast milk compared to formula milk:
Breast milk contains the most complete nutrition for babies so that it is easily absorbed by the digestive tract compared to formula milk
Breast milk does not cause allergies or intolerance
Breast milk contains antibodies, ingredients not found in formula milk
Breast milk increases intellectual abilities and emotional control
Breast milk prevents obesity (obesity) which is the beginning of various metabolic diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, even though it only manifests as an adult.
In principle, if the milk production is sufficient and the baby is feeding well, the weight gain will definitely occur in your baby. Even in the first 3 months, the increase can reach 800-1000 grams or more. If you are still unsure about giving breastfeeding exclusively to your baby, you should see the nearest pediatrician for more information.
Hopefully this is useful