Ensure Your Baby's Nutrition at Home: Here's How

Having a child is an invaluable blessing, so as parents, it's essential to provide good nutrition to ensure that the child grows up healthy and free from illness. That is especially crucial during the complementary feeding phase when babies reach six months and require proper nutrition to support their growth and development.

According to siloamhospital.com, complementary feeding, also known as MPASI (complementary feeding) in Indonesian, is necessary for babies aged six months or older. The foods crucial to support this phase contain nutrients, vitamins, and minerals appropriate for their age.

This phase is a critical moment to prevent malnutrition and obesity. Thus, introducing complementary feeding is important for a baby's growth and development. Some of its benefits include aiding in the growth and development process of the child and preventing malnutrition and stunting.

As stated on the Ministry of Health website, the Indonesian government has managed to reduce the stunting rate from 2021 to 2022 by 2.8% annually, which is an increase of 0.1% from 2.7%. One way to achieve this is by focusing on the period before birth and children aged 6-23 months, providing them with complementary feeding rich in animal protein.

Foods rich in protein that can support the good nutrition of children aged 6-23 months include those made from fish, especially cod. According to solidstarts.com, while cod is rich in vitamin B12 and iodine, essential nutrients for brain development and immune system support, it contains moderate levels of mercury, a toxic metal present in nearly all fish.

This is also supported by global codfish consumption trends. The Future Market Insight explains that the demand for cod fish in the global market is expected to grow from a valuation of US$ 1,678.9 million in 2023 to a notable US$ 3,241.4 million by 2033. Over the next decade, global sales for cod fish are likely to soar at a notable CAGR of 6.8%.

High consumption of codfish includes all age groups, including babies aged 6-23 months. Therefore, parents of babies in this age group can provide codfish-based foods at home. One of the preparations is codfish soup. The formula includes Msg-free cod fish stock: salt, corn starch, cod fish powder, sugar, whey powder, soy sauce powder, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, i+g, yeast extract, dehydrated white onion powder, dehydrated garlic powder premium, lactic acid, disodium succinate, tuna flavor, salmon flavor, thyme oleoresin.

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