Don’t give babies below 6 months mashed Kenkey

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A Senior Nursing Officer at the Paediatric Department of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Selma Oppong Adomako has cautioned mothers against giving mashed Kenkey to babies below 6 months.

According to her, mothers who cannot do exclusive breastfeeding should rather introduce baby formula until 6 months before introducing other foods.

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Don’t give mashed Kenkey to a baby below 6 months. It is advisable to give them baby formula which is almost close to breast milk,” she warned.

Madam Oppong Adomako also cautioned mothers to ensure that the food nutrients in their baby’s food are proportional in nutrientsìì and not only carbohydrate.

She added that mothers must also introduce a variety of foods to babies to ensure that they don’t get bored and reject them.

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“Mothers must ensure that there is variety in the foods they give their babies so they don’t get used to it and reject it eventually,” she said.

She was speaking with Afia Amankwaah Tamakloe on Nyinsen Ne Awo) which airs on Adom FM between 8:00-9: 00 PM.

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