It’s just that preparing and choosing food for babies can often be a little confusing. Given that your little one is still so sensitive to stimuli, mothers are often haunted by the worry of giving the wrong food which in turn will make their babies sick or experience health problems.
In addition, there are many mistakes that often occur in parents when providing food for babies. Often they act rashly by only seeing the baby’s condition without considering his health. For example, with a mother who continues to give breast milk as well complementary foods of breast milk in large numbers for fear of their babies not being full.
So, for that we will see what mistakes parents, especially mothers, should avoid in providing food for babies:
1. Avoid continuously giving milk to babies
When it is time for your baby to get complementary foods with breast milk, at this time the mother is still giving the baby milk on the grounds that babies who don’t want to eat should be avoided. Because this will cause the baby’s nutritional needs will not be fulfilled. When his age arrives, babies should also be introduced and begin to learn to chew and swallow when they are 6 months old.
2. Avoid Giving Complementary Foods Too Early
Not a few babies under the age of 3 (three) months have received complementary foods such as bananas and papaya. Generally, parents assume that their baby is not full enough just by being given breast milk. In addition, this is also influenced by a habit passed down since ancient times where our parents generally have been providing complementary foods with breastfeeding since the age of one month and until now it has proven to be fine. In fact, by giving complementary foods to breast milk too early to the baby the impact is bad, such as disruption of the food absorption system due to the digestive tract and kidneys that are not yet perfect. Babies who can choke, give contact to allergies become faster and so on. So now, when you want to provide complementary foods with breastfeeding, think again about the bad risks that will occur to the baby, there’s nothing wrong with waiting until the baby is old enough. (Other interesting articles: Baby girl name)
3. Avoid Giving Vitamins in Babies
The problem most often encountered in babies is that babies have difficulty eating. Just because they want to make the baby hungry to eat, the mother then gives them vitamins. This kind of thing is wrong. Parents must understand that giving vitamins to babies is only recommended when in certain conditions such as a baby who has just recovered from illness or a baby who is being treated. For other reasons besides that, it is not justified to give vitamins to babies because this will make the baby get diarrhea.
4. Avoid Providing Unclean Food
As discussed above, a baby’s immune system is generally still very sensitive to temperature and stimulation, including when the baby gets food. Make sure if the mother provides your baby with food and the hygienic equipment he uses. Because clean food is not enough, if the equipment used by babies is exposed to bacteria and germs, the food they eat is at risk of bacterial contamination, which will make the baby have diarrhea.
Being a parent is not an easy matter. It takes patience and diligence in it. However, your efforts and hard work will certainly result in maintaining the health of your baby and family.