Why Babies 4 Months Of Age Suckle More And Less To Only 4-6 Times A Day?
, my baby is 4 months old. Breastfeeding ASI. Why is it that the more he is breastfeeding even more rarely in a day only 4-6 times a day (More time to sleep and play). It’s not like the beginning of his birth every 2 hours, I nete’in..What is that, anyway ???
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Breast milk is the best food for babies, especially for babies aged 0 to 6 months. Breast milk contains a variety of essential and complete nutrients for the growth and development of infants. The Indonesian Pediatrician Association recommends exclusive breastfeeding for infants without the addition of an additional mixture of formula milk compared to the addition of formula milk. However, some parents sometimes worry that their babies will often look hungry / thirsty, so some mothers decide to mix with formula milk. This is not recommended.
Normally the average baby with exclusive breastfeeding suckles every 2-3 hours at the age of 0-3 months and will decrease every 3-4 hours or more when entering the age of 4 months. The frequency of breastfeeding will decrease with age and will be replaced by MPASI to meet the calorie needs when the baby turns 6 months.
Related to your question, you don't need to worry because this is normal in babies aged 4 months when they are able to see and interact with the environment and people around them.
But you should milk your baby as often as possible when the baby wants it and not have to be with the benchmark time. The following are signs that the baby is quite breastmilk, including:
Urine that comes out clear and not concentrated
Frequency of urination 6-8 times per day
The child is not fussy
Defecate every day with a consistency of a rather runny, acidic and gassy stool
Weight gain every month
If you are worried that your baby is dehydrated, then you should evaluate the signs of dehydration that are easily recognizable at home, including a more concentrated urine color, less urine volume, the child is often fussy and still looks thirsty after breastfeeding.
Don't forget to always evaluate the baby's weight every month. It is also important to monitor the growth and development of the baby every month. It is highly recommended to consult directly with a pediatrician so that a thorough evaluation can be carried out as well as more complete and relevant information.
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