What If The Child Is ASI More Than 2 Years.?
Hy doctor, I want to ask my child, isn’t it more than 2 years but still drink ASI? Is it still okay or not pretentious?
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Breast milk is breast milk that contains essential nutrients for growing children, from the age of 0 to 6 months. However, breastfeeding can be continued until the age of 1 year or 2 years, depending on the condition of the mother and child. As long as the mother continues to give ASI after the child is more than 6 months, in general, the child's digestive system is increasingly developing and ready with additional food or companions. So that after the child is older than 6 months, if breast milk is still given, then the child still gets solid food to meet greater nutritional needs for physical growth, brain development and psychosocial.
If the child continues to get ASI after more than 2 years, several things need to be considered, such as:
1. Poorly optimized eating habits
2. children are not accustomed to solid food
3. Children's independence is not honed
However, as long as this risk factor is not an obstacle, breastfeeding for more than 2 years is also no prohibition or obstruction, so as long as the mother is breastfeeding calmly, the child is also calm, the mother also supports eating habits and independence, so this is no obstacle. to continue breastfeeding until your child is ready to be weaned.
In connection with your question, if your child is 2 years old, and now you want to wean, then this is also positive. However, even if you continue to give milk after a child is 2 years old, then this is also no prohibition, as long as you continue to support other healthy foods for your child's nutritional needs. Thus, solid foods and nutritious foods remain the main menu for your child's growth and development. Next you will find out naturally the right time to wean so that your child and you are ready for this process.
However, if you encounter problems and you have an annoying complaint during breastfeeding after 2 years, then you should be able to consult with your pediatrician to get direction and advice during breastfeeding after 2 years.
Thus the info we can convey.