Question:My baby is 14 months old his weight is 8.5 kg only. What should I do to increase his weight..
Answer: Hii Moong dal and urad dal help a lot to gain weight in babies & toddlers. Urad dal is a power house of nutrients, high 1n calcium and protein and also EFA(essentia1 fatty acids) that help to develop the brain. Include dal preferably moong dal or tuvar dal in lunch or breakfast every day. Do not mix dal with yogurt or milk. Just a simple vegetable dal rice khichdi and idli works great for kids in gaining weight. Give egg milk soya bean. Oats to baby in regular diet. Kidney bean ,black bean, while grain cereals bread rice all has to be include. Give food to the toddler at small intervals. Don't offer too much food at a time. Keep 2-3 hours break. Give in small amounts. It is advised to feed the toddler 6 times in a day. Toddlers have low iron levels which makes them prone to anemia. Encourage activities to increase the toddler's height. If the toddler is inactive then they become lazy and this decreases their body growth and development. Take them out and play with them. Include calcium in the toddler diet to strengthen their bones and promote height growth of toddlers. Dairy products are rich in calcium. Zinc rich food not only increases the toddler weight but also their height. Oysters, fish, meat, watermelon seeds, peanuts and dark chocolate are few zinc rich food.
Question:My baby is 4 months old and his weight is 5 kg ..how to increase baby weight???
Answer: Hi.. Dear you need to improve your diet, if you are breast feeding.. Start having dry fruits from now on..cashews, almonds , apricots , raisins, dates, walnuts , and pistachios are some dry fruits to eat during pregnancy. Since dry fruits are nutritious, you should aim to include the recommended quantity in your diet each day. You need to include plenty of fruits and vegetables, protein, fibre and carbohydrates in your diet. Have lot of dairy products and drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated... Still if weight doesn't increase, see a pediatrician and ask if formula can be introduced to your baby..