When Premature Babies Begin To Pump?
afternoon, I want to ask my baby was born prematurely 34 weeks, BB time was born 1,950gr … now it is 6 months old (chronological age) and BB is now 7kg … what I want to ask is if I can start to fill my baby ?? or have to start mpasi according to the age of correction … if from the signs of readiness mpasi: baby’s neck has started to erect, but he has not been interested in every clay see and every time I try to give a spoon … please enlighten me doctor thanks
Thank you for the question.
Normally, every baby will be born at more than 36 weeks' gestation. If your baby is born faster, it means he is classified as premature.
Premature babies have 2 types of age, namely chronological age (which is calculated from the date of birth) and age of correction (which is calculated from the difference in chronological age with a gap of months or weeks where he was born). In determining the best time to start MPASI, which is more often used as a benchmark is the age of correction, not chronological age. However, in premature babies the difference between chronological age and the age of correction is not too far (less than 4 weeks), like your baby, in fact he may have begun to be introduced to MPASI when the chronological age tested at 6 months. So this can vary depending on the condition of your own baby.
Judging from the weight, your baby's current condition has actually grown to the optimum age, even quite rapidly if judging from the weight at birth. The conditions that have not shown an interest in eating may indeed indicate he is not accustomed. No problem, you don't need to force your baby to eat at this time. You can focus on continuing to breastfeed your baby's milk so that he can continue to grow optimally as it should. It's just that, slowly, you still have to teach your baby to eat. How, for example, by inviting him to accompany you while eating, give him a teether (dental toys), and so on. That way, it is expected that by the time the chronological age is exactly 6 months, he has begun to adept at consuming MPASI. Because, even though the nutritional content in breast milk is very good to support the growth of the baby, still, along with increasing age, babies still need other nutritional variations from the food and other drinks they consume.
If you later have problems when giving your baby MPASI, do not hesitate to consult directly with your doctor or pediatrician yes ..
I hope this helps.