18 months old baby

Question: My son is 1 year 4 months old and is very fussy eater. Nowadays he is not even eating any meal properly we hve to force feed him. His not eating is just making me frustrated. He is not interested to eat food, but rather interested in eating namkeen ND chips, he has low appetite.his birth weight was 2.7kg and now at this age is 9.3 which i believe is less. Otherwise he is an active child .. pls suggest me what shall i do. He doest eat roti or prantha wen given i hve to give him mashed food though having teeth. Pls suggest this is really worrysome topic for me

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Answer: Hello! This is a common story in every house hold. About weight I would say please don't worry, since you have mentioned that he is active. I would also request you to completely remove all the junk food from your home. Give baby the food, offer him, if he doesn't eat, let it be but do not force feed. Let your baby be hungry. Give food only when he is hungry. Let him cry with hunger and then offer food. Also try to follow these 1. Include him in family meals. 2. Encourage self feeding. 3. Try giving varieties 3. Bring colour full bowls and plates to attract him. As for smashing of food slowly stop doing. If you were completely smashing it then smash it little let there be a little big chunk, slowly after that soak the chapati pieces in gravy or dal and offer the baby without soaking it. Transition like this will be helpful and not difficult for the baby and you too. Take care
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