Help your baby get through the milk-boring period
The baby has been drinking milk since birth. One day, he found that the baby's appetite was not as good as before. After taking a little milk, he turned his head on the side and was reluctant to eat more. Although I didn't find any discomfort or abnormality in the baby's body, I was unable to get the baby to eat more milk with all my means. Under repeated force, the baby's howling and crying ended up in the end, which made the mother feel very headache. What should I do if the baby refuses to breastfeed?
Different months of age babies eat different amounts of milk
The milk intake of each month-old baby is different, which is mainly due to changes in the baby's demand and the increasing ability of gastrointestinal absorption. Generally speaking, the principle of feeding a 1-month baby is to feed as much as the baby can eat; a 2-month baby's daily milk volume is about 600-700ml; a 3-4 month baby's daily milk volume reaches its peak. At about 800-1000ml; the daily milk intake of babies aged 6-12 months begins to drop, from 800ml to about 500ml.
It is normal for a baby to be tired of milk at a certain period. As long as the baby develops normally and has good vitality, but the milk supply is temporarily reduced, mothers don't need to worry. This shows that the baby's digestion ability has been enhanced, and the absorption ability has been improved. It also implies that the baby can accept foods other than breast milk and naturally does not need to eat too much milk.
Add complementary foods in time
The baby should follow the three nutritional stages of "liquid food-mashed food-solid food" from birth to 2 years old.
At 3-4 months, the baby's weight has reached twice its birth weight, and the nervous system is also developing rapidly. It is difficult to maintain it only by increasing milk production. Since 4 months of age, the baby’s iron stored in the mother’s body has been basically used up and needs to be supplemented. Although breast milk contains iron, the content is very low and cannot meet the baby’s development needs.
Moreover, the baby's salivary glands begin to develop, and some digestive enzymes begin to be produced, which can begin to digest starchy foods. The heat, protein and other nutrients contained in breast milk or formula milk can no longer meet the needs of the baby's growth and development, so babies at this stage need a lot of nutrients.
Liquid food has a large volume, but the baby's stomach capacity is relatively small. Therefore, the solution can only be solved by changing the nutrient density of the food, that is, increasing the nutrient density and reducing the volume. If the baby is tired of milk, add liquid and mash-like foods to the baby in time, such as pumpkin porridge, millet porridge, fresh orange juice, egg yolk soup, vegetable soup, etc. Even if the baby's milk volume is reduced and there are other nutritional supplements, the mother does not have to worry about the baby's malnutrition.
The baby is tired of milk, mother does this
When the baby is physiologically annoying, what else can mothers do besides adding supplementary food to the baby in time? Without forcing your baby to feed, you can try the following practices:
1. Create a good dining environment
Faced with babies who are physiologically annoying, it is best for mothers to choose a quiet environment to feed their babies so as not to be disturbed by the outside world. In addition, you can prepare beautiful small dining chairs or cutlery with cute shapes and patterns for your baby, which is also a good way for your baby to eat obediently.
2. Don't change milk powder frequently
For an artificially fed baby, if the milk weariness occurs after a new formula is replaced, it may be that the baby does not like the new flavor, or the new formula makes the baby uncomfortable. In addition, parents should adopt a gradual way of adding formula when changing formula milk for their babies.
3. Change to an interesting way of breastfeeding
Sometimes, the same way of feeding can make the baby feel bored and unwilling to breastfeed. The same milk, another way, such as using a small spoon to feed it and willing to eat it, or directly using a drinking cup to drink it. This is actually not really tired of milk, just want to have milk and eat more fun!
The above-mentioned baby's anti-milk is all physiological anti-milk. If the baby has pathological anti-milk, he should go to the hospital for treatment as soon as possible.