The Truth Of Breastfeeding A 2 Year Old Child Worsens Health?
, is it really breastfeeding for children aged u0026gt; 2 years actually worsened the child’s body. My child is 2 years 4 months old, but still breastfeeding, we have tried to stop it but it hasn’t worked.
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Breast milk (breast milk) is recommended by WHO and health laws to be given exclusively (without including other types of food for babies) until the age of 6 months, after 6 months of age, babies can be given complementary foods (complementary foods) to supplement nutritional needs as the baby grows according to his age. Although there is no definite age limit for breastfeeding, breastfeeding is generally given until the age of 2 years or until the baby has signs of being ready to wean, for example he already has good coordination between his eyes, mouth and hands so he can put food into the mouth. and he has been able to sit with his head held high for a long time.
The effects that can occur if a baby is not weaned when he is ready are:
1. Children depend on breast milk so that it excludes complementary foods / solid foods that should be given, so as to reduce nutritional deficiencies. Children can also become lazy to chew solid food.
2. Very dependent on the mother so it is difficult to be trained independently, easily agitated when away from the mother
Ways to wean breastmilk are more or less:
1. Start slowly.
2. Start weaning during the day, feed solid food during the day, and give breast milk in the morning and evening.
3. Replace 1 feeding time with bottle milk or better with a cup. Maintain this habit for a week, then gradually increase the time for feeding bottles or cups.
4. Before going to bed, give the child new habits (so that he doesn't breastfeed), for example by reading fairy tales, interacting with other fathers / siblings
5. Keep giving physical attention (hug, touch) so that he doesn't feel neglected
In full, is in the article "Sooner or later, you must know how to wean your child". Please read for additional information. If you have tried these methods but have not succeeded, you can consult a doctor or pediatrician.
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