21 months old baby

Question: My baby was 1year 9mnths old she refusing to eat anything she doesn't like to eat weight was 8.5kgs how to gain wait

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Answer: Using pediasure or ensure Plus--- good brands milk protein powder is important you can also check over the counter nourishments such as vitamin B12 syrups polybion-l which will increase your baby's appetite. Give 2.5 ml of polybion-l twice a day also ask your paediatrician before starting. Also lenolinic acid drops are given ask your paediatrician about it usually 1/2 ml is given. if you feel your baby is eating less, your 2 years old baby should measure minimum 12-15 kgs now if he is less than 12 kgs then you need to worry and incorporate changes in his diet but if he is healthily gaining weight, then you should not worry. because after first year of your baby , your baby must put up 2 to 3 kgs weight every year so if your baby was 10 kg by 1 year he must be 12 to 13 kg by now . feed more of Carbohydrates such as potato /sweet potato rice porridge mixed with Ragi and Maize, you can also try small millet and feed him multigrain Atta Roti of equal parts of chana Ragi maize wheat and millet to increase his weight. you must focus on fruits which are instant source of energy such as sugarcane juice and add smoothies such as Alphonso mango smoothies, these Alphonso mangoes are very seasonal and less in pesticides and carbides and their properties for weight gain. you can give one mango a day do not over do with mango because that can increase your baby's body temperature and may cause heat induced acnes. you must feed yoghurt at least once a day include dairy products such as cheese and Paneer thrice a week if you are fine with eating eggs you must incorporate eggs 4 times a week to increase your baby's weight you can also try pumpkin soup avocado soup and butternut squash these are sure shot weight gaining foods when served with yoghurt. most importantly give healthy choices, avoid junk foods take care
Answer: Hi dear, There could be many reason for your baby not eating food. 1) teething- due to painful gum baby is mostly in awful mood and need something comforting like bm/fm most of the time. 2) Anaemia- Usually breastfed baby gave low hb levels as breast milk isn't sufficient to meet baby's iron need. That's why doctor recommend iron drop during first year of baby. Try to include more iron rich foods in baby’s meal plan. 3) Bacterial /viral infection - baby might be having a throat or stom infection which is very common with teething baby as he tries to put every in his mouth anything contaminated can cause infection. Keep his surrounding and toys clean and sterlize. Add heeng to his food to prevent infection. Make him drink water through the day. 4) boredom - like adults baby also gers bored of eating same food everyday. Be experimental and introduce new recipes to him. If you are giving him mashed potato try fried version. Presenting the same food in different method becomes appealing to baby. Hope this helps
Answer: Dont force her ... allow what she likes to eat ... try to give fresh fruits first or fresh fruit juices without sugar ... kindly note what type of taste she likes... then u can feed little by little .... tell stories side by side try to feed her ... just try and make her to eat with interest ... some babies like to eat with all ... so when u feed her , u also sit with ur plate and eat show her to feel the taste ..
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