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Himedik.com – Recently, a video commotion on social media shows a mother giving a pack of coffee sachets to her baby child. This mother’s action on TikTok has drawn various criticisms from netizens and health experts.
In the video, the mother also wrote the caption, “Baby drinking coffee God*dd*y has milk, instead of being given milk Fri*ian Fl*g said he didn’t have milk. Yesterday the babies had chapters 10 times a day, thank God since drinking milk, coffee now he chapters 9x a day “wrote the mother.
This is also no doubt a public concern considering the dangers of coffee for babies. Then, what exactly is the danger of coffee for babies?
1. Effects of caffeine
As one of the compounds, caffeine has side effects that can attack the nervous system and cardiovascular system of children and infants who are still too vulnerable.
Not only that, most of the caffeine that is absorbed by the bodies of children and babies can be toxic for them. High doses of caffeine can also increase the risk of heart disease for babies.
2. The contents of the coffee sachet
Most drinks in sachet form especially coffee tend to have not only caffeine, but also sugar, cream and whipped cream in high serving amounts.
This can increase the sugar and calorie intake of children and infants and cause most of the calorie consumption in daily energy needs.
3. Affects the metabolic system
The compounds in coffee can also interfere with the baby’s metabolic system. This is because the baby’s body has not been able to fully absorb the compound content in coffee.
4. Increase stomach acid
Not only that, the body’s metabolic system and organs of infants who are still vulnerable and given coffee consumption can increase the risk of excessive stomach acid production thereby increasing the risk of acid reflux. Infants with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may experience an exacerbation of symptoms after consuming coffee.
5. Can make dehydration
The baby’s ability to absorb the essence of the food eaten also applies to coffee consumption. Organs in babies that cannot accept coffee consumption can cause babies to suffer from diarrhea and even dehydration, so it is very dangerous for the baby’s body.
Now, the mother of the baby has received criticism from the public and is still investigating the location and residence of the baby so that pediatricians can educate her.