To Introduce Baby Porridge

Porridge is a form of soft food which is the transition from the liquid diet food to normal food. Form of soft foods can be introduced to babies from age 6 months. Here are some things which should be noted by Hindah Muaris.


1. In infants aged 6 8 months, certainly more gentle form of porridge and a little liquid.
2. Stage introduction additional food for babies:
* Age 6-8 months give milk porridge, which is porridge made from breast milk or formula and one or more other foods in the form of cereals or other types of tubers are rich in carbohydrates. The pulp of fruit can also be introduced at this age.
* At the age of 8 months and over, the form of slurry can be varied with different types of materials and already can be added with coconut milk and a little oil to meet the adequacy of fat.
3. Month old children in 1224 began the weaning period. That is, children can eat adult food.
4. Porridge should still meet the required standards of nutritional adequacy for children which contains enough energy, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals.
5. Use a food that is easily digested and do not add spices that stimulate. Materials often used for pulp are different types of cereals, grains, nuts, combined with the sharing of other types of materials.
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Streamlining the production of breast milk

There are factors that support for milk production so smoothly, namely:

* Build motivation by finding out the benefits of breast milk.

* During labor, choose a hospital rooming-in policy so that mothers and babies to be together and hold for 24 hours.

* Prepare physically and mentally for breastfeeding. Feeling of happiness and love to touch the baby will make the hormone oxytocin is working to produce milk and breast milk is ready to release.

* Master the correct feeding position. Position errors can cause cracked nipples, inflammation of the breast, or a baby only breast milk sucking air because the fluid does not exit.

* Do not provide any food or drink other than breast milk to newborns, unless medically indicated. Giving other liquids will only make lazy infant breast feeding and ultimately less stimulated.

* Ask for support from the spouse.

* Find a quiet atmosphere while breastfeeding. If you like, do it while listening to relaxing music.

* Avoid stress.
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Choosing Baby Milk

In addition, regardless of age, in choosing the right formula also needs to consider whether your baby is in trouble or not. Of course, what the nutritional content of formula milk you need to know.

Choosing formula milk for babies, it seems not as easy as imagined. Especially now that so many formula milk products are offered, from the usual to label contains additional nutrients important for the baby.

Unfortunately, most of us do not understand in terms of nutrients found in milk formula. That is why, many women who eventually became confused, had to choose what kind of formula is right for her beloved baby. Well, so Mom and Dad was the wrong choice, let us refer to the following expert discussion.ADJUSTING AGE

"Obviously the first thing to consider is the age of the baby," said Mohamad Harli. As is known, the formula is divided into 2 age groups, that is for babies aged 0-6 months are generally referred to initial formula feeding and for infants aged 6-12 months or advanced formula. "The difference is due to digestion of infants aged 6 months to bottom has not been perfect". Another thing with babies aged 6 months upwards, "generally have started better."

Is not the baby of this age have also begun to be given extra food? Thus, the nutrient content in milk formula was adjusted to the baby's digestive ability of this age. In addition, further Harli, "nutrient requirements for infants under the age of 6 months to not equal to babies over 6 months of age," he explained. The most obvious differences are in calories. "For babies under 6 months of age, calories needed per day by up to 560 MPA. While babies over 6 months of age need 800 MPA per day."

You see, the energy of infants aged 6 months upwards are more due to the growth of age and weight gain. So, the calories needed too much. In other languages, the nutritional content of infant formula, whether beginning or advanced, always tailored to the age and the baby's digestive capabilities and nutritional needs of any accretion age. In fact, also with the baby weight and height. Of course, that as a benchmark is a measure for normal infants.

THERE ARE 3 TYPES

Formula milk is also distinguished by the level of infant allergy to milk. In this regard, there are 3 kinds of formula milk, ie milk formula, soy milk and milk elemental. If a baby can receive infant formula with the appropriate brand whatever his age, he is not allergic. So, he can consume regular milk formula made from cow's milk and fortified (plus) with a variety of nutrients.

Another thing if the baby is not suitable to consume regular milk formula, usually a doctor will recommend that the baby is given milk made from soybeans. Because the light Harli, "these babies have a very sensitive digestion of fat in cow's milk." But if the baby is in trouble with cow's milk or soy milk, then the other alternative is elemental milk or formula milk casein hydrolysis.

"Milk is an elemental formula milk fat content is reduced but other nutrients reproduced," to know the baby's troubled mother-father or not with regular milk formula. Among other things, happy baby mengkonsuminya and not often cry because of abdominal pain. "If you do not match, the baby usually do not want to consume it and after several attempts will be trouble.

closer to breast milk

Regarding the nutritional content of infant formula, the best course is to approach breastfeeding. "A formula known as breastmilk substitutes". But make no mistake, he added, does not mean milk formula then can be equated with mother's milk. "However, there is no formula that can equal breast milk."

So, breast milk remains the best food for babies because all the necessary nutrients contained therein. Although infant formula contains additional nutrients, for example, DHA, according to Harli, still can not match the mother's milk. "Essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid or DHA and omega-6 only as an extra just because really, without added DHA and Omega-6 any, nutrients are met," he explained.

In other words, all the nutrients contained in all types of infant formula have fulfilled the necessary standards of nutritional adequacy of infant. Dosage of each nutrient was already close to breast milk nutrients. "So, no one should take precedence". Precisely when to prefer one, for example, protein or fat alone, would disrupt the balance of other nutrients.
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