Question: I am really frustrated.. my one year old boy doesnot want to eat and drink milk at all..what do i do..it takes him at times 12 hours and he doesnt want to drink milk while he is asleep..and during the time he is awake he hardly eats anything like only cerelac and biscuits in milk that i have to give him with a push by making him engage in watching rhymes and all..what all should i give ..he hasnt started any solids yet..please suggest..how much quantity of water should i give him and how much of milk...do i need to visit doc?? Pl help !!!
At this stage the one thing that you need to keep in mind is to cut down the milk intake. As it's insufficient for the growth of the baby. It doesn't give the complete nutrition to the body that needed daily. At this stage baby needs 20-30oz milk everyday and that can be fulfil by either giving a cup of plain milk, milk products or milk based items. At this stage you can also start weaning the breastmilk if you baby allows and wishes. Few tips for feeding the baby,
1. Always understand the baby acceptance regarding the food texture. If still accept pureed food don't force to accept chunky foods.
2. Always remember don't force feed the baby . It may leads to loose of food interest.
3. Be creative on your cooking as well as presentation side .
4. Keep trying different recipes and mix match the two ingredients to make new one.
5. Always feed the baby in stainless steel , glass or silver bowl .Plastic feeding bowl and spoon should be strictly avoided.
6. Baby gets hungry soon in every 2-3 hours but you need to understand the hunger sign of your baby.
7. At this stage baby needs 4-5 times meal.
8. Food items are recommended are generic and avoid if your baby has any particular food allergies.
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 8 months son has serious cough nd cold am uding medicines sincr frm 3 days,he eats cerelac well but now due to syrups for his sickness,he s feeling water nd cerlac are also medices,he even not willing to taste them,,how could i sort out dis,,nd make him eat well
Answer: Hi dear You can roast ajwain on d tava. Put it in a cloth and give ur lo the sake on d chest, back, palms, feet. U can also keep it near the nose so that ur baby can smell it. Its very effective in d treatment of cold....Boiling garlic cloves in mustard oil and applying it externally on chest and head of baby also helps....
kept vaporizer on in the room with tulsi leaves where she sleeps , so that the moisture helps her to breathe and soften her congested nose....
You can give honey. It will help to remove cough.
2-3 drops of saline nasal solution were instilled to her twice a day. She was breastfed on demand, wasn’t even accepting cooled boiled water....
While sleeping , her head was kept raised with the help of pillows so that she could breathe easily.
The food which u should avoid giving during cold are cow milk .grapes, bananas, lychee, watermelon, tender coconut, and oranges has to be avoided. Refined sugar dried fruit spicy oily food curd are also better to avoided. U can give carrot puree apple puree barley water dalk water breastmilk Hope it helped, Take care urself...