Similar Questions with Answers
Question: My baby is one month 24 days old.. He is one kg underweight than what his ideal weight should be.. What should I do to increase his weight?
Answer: Hi dear,
Since breast milk is the only source of nutrition for your baby,try making it more healthier and richer.To make your milk richer so that your baby could sleep longer and get more chubby,you need to consume:
1-eat balanced diet including fresh vegetables and fruits
2- increase your diet by eating extra 500 calories in a day
3- include lot of proteins, especially from animal meat.like egg,chicken,mutton ,fish
4- drink plenty of water too
Feed from one breast full,only then hind milk,which is the richest milk can be accessible to your baby.foremilk is thinner and only quenches thirst
Question: My baby is 4 month old today but she only gained 400 grams weight this month. Is it ok? What should i do for her to gain weight
Answer: Hello! There is nothing to worry, if your baby is active and achieving her milestones. All are not equal and hence a little less weight gain doesn't matter if the baby is active. Just relax and don't worry.
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.