pediatrician - Dr. Victоr Аbdоw
Rоckville, МD, USА.
Should I give food forcibly?
As a rule, children have a bad appetite when something is bothering them. These can be colic (pain in the tummy area), cold or the eruption of the first tooth, which is often accompanied by an increase in temperature. Even if the baby refuses to feed, you have to feed it with breastfeeding, but by reducing the number of feedings. First, thanks to the breast milk, the baby will replenish necessary vitamins and elements, and, therefore, will recover. And secondly, if the mother stops giving the breast only because the baby is upset, her milk will dry up.
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