The Right Complementary Feeding For Children Aged 1 Year?
Congratulations, I want to ask about the 1-year-old child. My son is 1 year old, more precisely on 15 October he is 1 year old. Mpasi what is right and good for my child and the texture should be like what for a 1-year-old child. Can he eat rice without mashing or blending? Then, is it a problem if he still eats food that has a soft texture? Please answer thanks 😊
Thank you for the question.
There is no standard as to what the ideal MPASI is given to children. This should be adjusted to the eating habits of other family members. The goal, in addition to making it easier for parents to take care of their children, can also make children more independent and minimize the risk of other digestive disorders in the future.
However, at the beginning of the introduction of MPASI, it is advisable to introduce the MPASI gradually to children, with the frequency, volume, texture, and composition of the material being raised periodically. At the age of 1 year, children are expected to be adept at consuming variations of food types with textures as adult food, no longer soft, but solid. But of course, this condition may differ depending on the habits and adaptability of each child. There are children who until the age of 1 are only able to consume soft MPASI, there are also children who are smart at consuming solid MPASI at a very young age. Provided that your child does not have bowel movements, symptoms of severe allergies, and the nutritional status is good according to the benchmark of his age, then this does not matter.
Here are some suggestions for giving MPASI to children aged 1 year:
Give children a large meal 2-3 times a day, interspersed with healthy snacks between meals
Increase the consistency of children's food, from what was soft to solid like adults
Avoid giving flavors that are too sharp in children's food, especially using chemical flavoring. To taste food flavor, it is recommended to use only spices, sugar, salt or broth to taste.
If there are certain foods that cause a child to experience allergies, intolerance, or malabsorption, note the type of food, and do not give it to children until they are 2 years old. After the age of 2 years later, you can reintroduce these foods slowly the child will become accustomed.
Don't make it a habit to give children instant food
Involve the child in choosing the food menu he likes, also consider the nutritional value, don't just eat it
Vary your child's diet, complete with carbohydrates, fats, proteins, fiber, vitamins, and minerals
As a support for a child's nutritional adequacy, besides giving the child a healthy snack, you can also give him extra milk. However, the selection of additional types of milk should be consulted first to a pediatrician.
Keep giving ASI until the age of the child is 2 years or more
If you experience difficulties related to giving a MPASi for your child, do not hesitate to consult further with the doctor or the nearest pediatrician.
I hope this helps.