Am Rice for Baby

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Am pronunciation is like, "I am...". Wondering what's am rice? It's the broth from cooking raw rice. 

I did not have a chance to breastfeed my baby, so, I gave him formula feeding. I used a brand of milk but as the months passed by, he is getting thinner. He is 4 months old but weighs only 5.2 kilos. My ears are getting full by these comments. Good and bad about my baby's weight.

Today, I was surprised when a resident doctor told me that my baby was malnourished. Gosh, it breaks my heart upon hearing this. I thought malnourished babies are those who are thin, skinny with big tummy. My baby wasn't like that. He's thin but moves and kicks actively.

I am considering to change the brand milk into am rice as my baby's infant milk. It's a traditional milk here in the Philippines. A woman told me that it made her baby earn the exact weight. 

Preparations for am rice:
  1. Wash 1 cup rice in a pan or small casserole
  2. After washing, put 2-3 cups of water then let it boil.
  3. When boiling, stir until rice broth becomes sticky.
  4. Set aside the broth in a feeding bottle or bowl.
  5. Let it cool.
I hope my baby will gain weight through this. I know he is ready for weaning because I've  seen the signs.