Jakarta – The provision of complementary foods for breast milk (MPASI) for less than 6 months is often a debate. The same thing was asked by Zaskia Sungkar. He admitted to giving MPASI early to his first son, Ukkasya. Based on the recommendations of WHO and the Indonesian Pediatrician Association (IDAI), MPASI should indeed be given when the baby is six months old. However, Pediatrician, dr. Frieda Handayani Kawanto, SpA (K) explained several conditions that make babies able to get MPASI early. “Sometimes there are at the age of 4 months, 5 months they have been given complementary foods. Maybe because the mother’s breast milk is inadequate. Then in terms of posture, physicality, the baby is strong enough to hold his head. He has also shown a desire to eat,” he said at the IG event. Live ‘Everything MPASI Warriors Should Know!’ on Instagram @haibundacom. In addition, dr. Frieda said another reason could be the need to catch up with the baby’s weight, so it is necessary to give complementary foods. This of course needs to go through a consultation with a pediatrician, especially to see if your little one is ready to receive solid food. As mentioned earlier, MPASI is actually given at 6 months because at that age, breast milk alone cannot meet the daily nutritional needs of children, Bun. dr. Frieda also explained that at the age of 6 months, the baby’s needs are very developed and increasing so that complementary foods are needed to complement breast milk. In addition, the baby’s digestive system is considered ready to receive solid food at the age of 6 months. dr. Frieda added, in preparing MPASI, Mothers must pay attention to the nutritional adequacy of the Little One. For example, by meeting 200 calories for a 6 month baby who has just started solids. “Nutrition consists of macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients consist of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. While micronutrients consist of vitamins and minerals. All are equally important. as a building block and energy to build the body and print a smart brain,” he said. In addition to these 3 substances, the importance of mineral substances, such as iron, zinc, and choline, is also emphasized. According to him, although it is needed in small amounts, these substances have an essential role for the growth and development of the baby, Mother. “Iron is also important for brain intelligence, focus, concentration, so it is very essential,” he said. However, it cannot be denied. In preparing the first MPASI is not an easy thing, right? Especially for mothers who have started working so they don’t have much time to make solid food for children. Based on the IDAI guidelines, a 6-month-old baby has a daily iron requirement of 11 mg. Unfortunately, home-made solids are not enough because your little one needs to eat certain foods in large quantities to get 11 mg of iron every day. About this, no need to worry, Bun. Mothers can entrust their baby’s nutrition to fortified complementary foods such as SUN. SUN comes with a series of complementary complementary foods that are nutritionally balanced as a solution for mothers who are confused about preparing complementary foods for babies. Enriched with Esenutri which contains dietary fiber inulin, zinc, iron, 11 vitamins, and 6 minerals, so it is good for supporting the growth and development of the baby according to the stages of his age. MPASI from SUN is made from natural ingredients to protect the purity of the nutrients provided by Mother. As for one that can be used as an option, the product SUN Cereal Porridge 6+. The texture is soft and formulated for babies aged 6 months and over. This porridge is high in protein, 11 vitamins and 6 minerals, and is enriched with DHA & Choline which are important for brain development. Meanwhile, babies over 8 months can choose Advanced SUN Porridge. This porridge comes with a rice ball innovation that makes the texture of the porridge denser and coarser. Very suitable for little ones who are learning to chew and bite, Mother. When you are having quality time with your baby, you can be creative in making snacks with SUN Marie Susu biscuits. These 3 biscuits have the same calcium content as a glass of milk. Not only that, Mother, SUN Marie Susu biscuits also have the right texture and delicious taste, so they are loved by children (adv/adv).