Question: my baby is 15 months old
she is very thin
what should I do to increase her weight
Food items that you can feed are,
Rice Apple porridge, rice kheer, Apple kheer, ragi kheer, sabudana kheer, ragi and banana porridge,Apple ragi porridge, ragi pancakes, ragi idli, ragi and nuts porridge, moong daal soup,potato carrot soup, tomato carrot soup, muesli curd, muesli and milk , vegetables soup, sooji banana porridge , sooji Apple porridge, scramble eggs, oats and nuts porridge, Apple oats porridge,milk oats and dates porridge, daliya, Apple daliya porridge, banana daliya porridge, barley kheer, curd oats, plain and veggie khichdi, upma, sooji chilla, veggie appam, sabudana vegetables khichdi, makhana kheer , boiled vegetables with pasta and breads, chicken soup, etc .
Apple puree, chikoo puree, papaya puree, carrot puree,pumpkin puree,watermelon, kiwi puree, banana puree, banana with curd,avocado puree, home made flavoured yogurt.
Banana shake,dates shake, Apple shake, avocado shake, kiwi shake,chiku shake , Banana kiwi smoothie, avocado Apple smoothie etc.are the options .
Question: My baby is 15 months old. Her weight 9.7kg. Is her weight normal ? What diet should she take ?
Answer: Diet plays a major role. Feed baby all the food that your family eats like roti curry rice salad etc. You can give baby an egg every day so that protein helps baby to be active. Give baby full cream milk twice a day to fulfil the calcium demands of growing kid. Curd,vegetabkes,fruits and green leafy vegetables are required for kids healthy growth. Deworm baby according to doctors advice as it helps a lot in healthy weight gain. As long as baby is active nothing to worry.Take care
Question: Hi my baby is 10 months old now and she doesn't want to take formula milk what should I do
Answer: It's ok if baby is not taking formula milk. At this age you need to focus more on solid diet which helps in baby growth. Milk is absolutely not sufficient. 250 ml in a day is fine to have . Rest of the time feed solid diet. Focus on milk products like paneer, cheeze, tofu, soya milk etc. You can add milk in porridge, kheer, etc. Milk not only given directly but also indirectly through food.
Question: Hello my daughter is 15 month old but she dont take any outside milk she only feed my milk n that is not enough for her. N now it's too late to fourse her. What should I do.
Answer: Once your child starts to drink milk with this dry fruit powder you will be satisfied that you have put in the efforts to make this at the first place.
Almonds – 1 cup
Cashew – 1 cup
Pista – 1 cup
Peanut – 1/2 cup
Dry ginger – 2 to 3 inch
How To Prepare Dry Fruit Powder Mix at Home?
Dry roast nuts one by one till it attains a crunchy texture
Crush dry ginger and heat it for a few seconds.
Let the dry fruits and dry ginger cool a bit
Powder it in a mill/mixie. It will not be a very fine powder but a slightly coarse one.
Store the powder mix in an airtight container once it is completely cool.
Things to take care
The powder will be coarse in nature. Don’t over grind the nuts as it will start separating oils and the mixture will become oily and too much sticky.
Use the pulse mode to powder if you are using a mixie. Powder the nuts mixture in intervals and not at a single stretch.
You can also add cardamom to this mix. It gives a good aroma.
Dry fruits like walnut, hazelnuts etc. can also be added.
A pinch of saffron can enhance the flavor and color and this can also be used if you want.
Peel peanut skin and remove pistachio from shell before making
You don’t have to soak and peel almonds. You can powder it as it is after dry roasting.
You can use dry ginger powder instead of the dry ginger piece.
This powder mix can be given to babies above 10 months. Make sure that your baby is not allergic to nuts and each of the ingredients used to make this powder mix is introduced separately to the baby.
Always follow the 3 days golden rule when you introduce anything new.
How to make dry fruit powder milk?
Dilute 1:1 ratio of milk and water.
Take 1 to 2 teaspoons of dry fruit powder mix and add it to milk without any lumps.
Turn on the stove and let the milk boil.
You can add jaggery powder or sugar to this dry fruit powder drink if required.