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: Hi, my son is 2 years old and is very active. He is not putting on weight. Right now he weighs around 10.3kgs only. What can I do to increase his weight?
Answer: Busy toddlers burn lots of calories. A child that is not gaining weight steadily can be in danger of not meeting their nutritional needs.
Getting your little one to eat more is likely to be very difficult. Therefore, making each mouthful have the greatest caloric impact is the most likely to add those needed kilos.
Here are some strategies for adding calories.
Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of nonfat dry milk powder to muffins, cooked cereal, pancakes, milkshakes, yogurt.
Add a powdered dry fruit mix to:milk, milkshakes, smoothies, or ice cream.
Add extra butter to: cooked cereal, rice, pasta dishes, sandwiches, potatoes, and vegetables.
Add cheese to: pasta, meatloaf, crackers, sandwiches, burgers, soups, mashed potatoes, and vegetables.
Spread cream cheese or peanut butter on bread, muffins, fruit slices, pancakes,
Include supplements, such as:Boost, Pediasure,horlicks.
For extra protein, offer more of these foods: eggs, milk, cheese, peanut butter, meats, & yogurt, paneer and tofu.
Question: My baby is 2.5 months old but still his weight is less what shall I do to increase his weight
Answer: Hi dear,
Right now the only source of nutrition is your milk.making the milk rich and nutritious would help your baby gain weight.
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