Jakarta – Mother’s milk (ASI) is the main source of nutrition for babies who cannot eat solid food. Although at the age of 6 months babies are usually given complementary foods (MPASI), mothers are advised to continue breastfeeding their little ones until the age of 2 years. Then, what if your little one has a lack of breast milk? What are the risks that affect his health? Check out the full explanation here, Mother. Dr Tedros Adhanim Ghebreyesus, Director General of WHO said that breastfeeding is the best start in a baby’s life. “Breast milk works like a baby’s first vaccine, protecting them from potentially deadly diseases and providing babies with all the nutrients they need to survive and thrive,” he said. According to Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF, breastfeeding is also one of the most effective and cost-effective investments. So, it is very important to fulfill it properly. But if the baby is hungry and is not getting enough milk from the mother’s breast, the baby needs to be given supplements, says Dr Rosen Carole, Medical Director of Lactation Services and Programs at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Homemade diet banner/ Photo: HaiMother/Mia “If lactogenesis does not occur and the mother is on day 2 or 3 and the baby is not sucking fully at the breast, they will either lose excess weight, or they will not urinate or defecate properly, it’s time for the baby to take supplements,” he said. When this condition occurs, the mother should look for the cause, whether it is because the baby has difficulty breastfeeding or the mother’s breast milk is insufficient. That way, you can decide if you need additional supplements or donate breast milk from someone else. This really needs to be discussed with a doctor or a lactation consultant so that the baby’s growth and development can continue to run optimally. Click on the next page, Mom. Also check out the video about the 4 foods you should avoid while breastfeeding below.