Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) wants the various stakeholders can maximize the growing swell 1,000 first day in life time of children because that’s when organs are experiencing rapid growth.
Head of the Research Center for Indonesian Hezekiah Respatiadi Policy Studies in Jakarta, Tuesday (30/1) says, 1,000 first day of life is calculated starting from the first day of conception and then formed embryos until the child was two years old.
“Adequacy of nutrition for pregnant until the early years of children’s lives was instrumental in shaping the brain function to help strengthen the immune system,” he said.
According to him, a balanced nutritional intake is composed of intake of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals.
The nutrient content, he continued, can be obtained from the food consumed. Balanced nutrition is useful for physical growth and brain growth.
“Besides the time baby is born, only 25 percent of the part of his brain that developed. However, when age 3 years brain development has been increased to 80 percent, “he said.
For that, he said, despite the growing swell of the child during the period of the first 1,000 days of life should be supported with the right nutritional fulfillment.
He also confirmed that the fulfillment of nutrition in children should be supported by the ingredients of the food varied and good quality.
“For example, during the first trimester of pregnancy, pregnant women need extra calories around 180 kcal, an additional 20 grams protein, 6 grams fat, 25 grams and carbohydrates. On the second and third trimester needed additional calories of 300 Kcal, the extra protein to 20 grams fat, 10 grams carbohydrate and 40 grams, “he explained.
Hezekiah reminds that pregnant women are also advised to consume foods that contain iron to prevent anemia.
It is because of anemia in pregnant women can have an impact on the fetus, such as premature birth or other complications.
After the baby is born, and if possible, babies should only consume only BREAST MILK during the first six months. At this time, the mother is expected to keep on consuming nutritious food.
The fulfillment of child nutrition should continue to do, at least all of his needs must be fulfilled in the stage of growth.
Parents need to be clever-clever maximize existing foodstuffs in the food to be processed into a favored child. The sooner we introduce various types of foodstuffs in the child, then the child will have more and more choices, will not focus on one food only, “he said.