Answer: Hi dear,
It is qyite obvious that your baby is still underweight and that is because she was premature.Start giving solid diet along with breastfeed.remember the motive is to introduce variety of solids for taste and texture and not to increase weight through it.start very slow by introducing one solid at a time.watch out for any kind of indigestion or allergies.Home cooked food is more beneficial as they are fresh and free from any preservatives. Try giving him mashed banana,boiled mashed apple.ragi porridge with pinch of jaggery. Mashed boiled rice with daal water. Clear vegetable soups,tomato soups .mashed veggies like carrot and potato.homecooked idly is easy to digest too.khichdi is excellent now.you can also add some spices like jeera to add flavor.remember not to put salt in food before 1 year.youay add just a pinch so it doesn't appear bland.beleive me that much salt is just right.donot introduce cow milk products before 1 year,as this could give baby lactose intolerance.whole wheat roti dipp d it daal could also be given .juices should always be given in diluted form and never concentrated from.biscuits should be avoided too.Also refer the healofy app for daily updates on baby development and growth,as well as pregnancy care.it also gives you enormous info on post delivery baby care and diet.donot miss out!
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Question: My daughter is 8month premature baby her weight during birth was 1.3kg . She is now 7months old but her weight is 6.5 kg . Is her weight is normal according to her birth weight .
Answer: Yes the weight looks normal. Ideally babies put on 500-800 gms a month and your baby looks right on the scale.
My daughter is also premature and was weighed 1960gms, now she is 14 months and weighs 9kgs.
Question: My baby birth weight was 2.7 kg ,now she is 4.8kg ..is she gaining weight adequately?
Answer: Hi dear,
Ideally the weight at this stage should be 5-5.5 kgs.so itbis slightly under.Right now your milk is the only source of nutrition for our baby.moreover the first 7 days baby would.loose all water weight.so you would find some loss of weight in baby ,which is normal.but baby should gain back the birth weight in next three weeks .and with in first three months baby must double the birth weight .frequent feeding especially every 2-3 hours in first month and then 3-4 hours in second month is must for healthy weight gain.you need to eat healthy so that baby gains faster.,you need to consume:
eat balanced diet including fresh vegetables and fruits. increase your diet by eating extra 500 calories in a day.include lot of proteins, especially from animal meat.like egg,chicken,mutton ,fish.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 7 months old n she is one months premature n her birth weight was 2.2 kg now she is 5.5 . She looks so thin .what can i give her for weight gain
Answer: Baby’s growth and baby’s weight are two different things. Child’s weight is one part of its overall growth but it is not the only measuring criteria to check the child’s development.
Foods to add in ur baby's daily diet for weight gain are :-
2.) Desi Ghee
4.) whole Cream Yogurt
7.) Sweet Potatoes
10) Khichdi with lots of veges
11.) Egg - start when you baby is 1 yr old
12.) Whole Wheat - start when your baby is atleast 9 months.
Hope it helps.