How to feed a child? - Online Doctor Chats
I have a query for my 1.5 years daughter
Pl go ahead
she doesn't like eat anything :-(....
we had no other option then giving mile most of the times... and even that she use to vomit sometimes
Most of the time we find fault with parentss
In olden days the parents used to spend at least one hour for each meal and half an hour for snacks to feed the children
this is a issue since birth... if we try feeding her some hard food (like rice/daal/roti etc.), she resists and most of the time vomits
So you can imagine the amount of patience rendered
yess, I understand that
Present we hardly find such time with kids
Though they love their kids but because of other priorities the parents are not creative enough
to feed the kid
A normal kid who has no medical problem would reject the feed if
it is bland
if it routine
not teeth but the parents feed hard food
unable to chew
actually we tries to feed whatever we eats
ok but that is not all, we prepare food according to our taste and variety which may not be liked by the kids
so in actual you prepare food for yourself
She doesn't chew the food... could that be the issue as well ?
Food should include all textures, some times puree, some times mashed , some times juice
There is no restriction of food under age 2 yrs
you can give all varieties
vegetable, soup, egg, juice, fruit, milk and its products
Spend time with the kid while feeding by rhyming, stories, talking
right doctor... actually she eats all the soft food items (e.g. completely meshed banana, milk, etc..)
it improves their listening and language skills as well
but when we try giving meshed daal-chawal, she use to vomit
ok give her in fluid daal
also her mother is a house-wife, she use to spend lot of time while feeding
ultimately you want her to receive proteins
put daal in rasam and feed her with spoon
give chaval in curd as she likes milk and products
and what could be the reason behind vomitting? sometimes she use to vomit even the plain milk.
the stomach accomodates very less
right... is it normal for her age (18 months) ?
Give mutiple but small feeds
we have tried that :-(.. for example she had last meal yesterday night before sleeping...
when in the morning today, as soon as we tried giving her milk, she vomitted it
But you should be feeding her once every 4 hour with milk or juice with her head elevated
I mean once in the middle of the night
should we wake her?
in the sleep
You can give it with a feeding bottle
ok... will give a try
The stomach empties in 3 hours
so you can feed her once or twice during the night
That way you ensure more calories
... by any chance could there be a medical reason or infection behind this ? just wanted to understand the remote possibilities.
yeah why not an examination with a Pediatrician
check for ENT problems, parasitic infections
Do you have any recommendations for Pediatrician in Bangalore?
whatever you said makes perfect sense..but just wanted to have a checkup
I suggest a nearby Apollo clinic
since it is regular check without any evidence of disease
sure.. thanks a lot Soctor
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