Question: my child is of 6 months 10 days but she is not gaining weight she is only 6.4 kgs. please suggest how to make her gain weight.
Answer: If you are breastfeeding then breast milk is the best choice up to 1 year Instead of fatty foods, high calorie energy dense foods increases weight without increasing the bad fat in the baby. Banana can be introduced as Banana Puree then after 8 months it can be given as pancakes, can be mixed in porridge and after a year as banana muffins. Pear can be given as one of the first solid foods of baby and helps in weight gain. Pear is one of the fruit that is very rich in Iron and is also a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C. Peas can also be given after 6 months. Peas are among the most nutritious vegetables that can be introduced as baby’s first solid food. It is very high in dietary fiber, thiamine, vitamin C and high in magnesium, niacin, phosphorous and Vitamins A, B6. Sweet Potatoes are very low in saturated fat, high in dietary fiber, magnesium and potassium, vitamin B6 and very high in Vitamin A and C. They can be given as purees, sweet potato khichdi, pancake and as soups. Ghee can be added in almost all the food that the baby takes after 7 months, with around 1 tsp of ghee per meal. Start with few drops of ghee at first and slowly increase the quantity. Cheese can be given after 8 months. Cheese is rich in phosphorous, calcium and selenium. Another food that indirectly causes weight gain in babies is Oats. Oats is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in manganese, magnesium, thiamine and phosphorus. Oats is the only cereal containing legume like protein. Oats can be given as Oats Porridge, Oats Kheer, Apple Oats Porridge, Oats pancake, Oats fruit Dosa. Ragi or Finger Millet is one of the best weight gaining foods. It is rich in dietary fiber, protein, Vitamin B1, B2, B6. Ragi can be given to your baby in any of these forms: Ragi PorridgeApple Ragi PorridgeRagi CakeRagi DosaRagi IdliRagi LadooRagi KheerRagi RotiRagi Cookies
Question: For the past 5 days my 3 and half months old takes only dreamfeed. She never takes feed while awake. Each time i need to make her sleep to feed. She cries as soon as i take her to feed
Answer: Hi Don't worry Kids change as time goes by You'd kid will also leave this habit Try feeding her slowly when she is awake See if she is facing any problems while feeding If there is no issue and she is active don't worry If needed talk to a pediatrician
Question: My baby girl is 5months old, my father in law is making her to walk and she is also walking with support without crying.is right time to make her walk
Answer: Hello dear, Some babies are super active and start walking as early as 7 month. But 5 month is too much early. Her leg will be not as strong as walking. Better to try to understand. If not possible, talk to your husband about it, he will try.