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Suggest an ideal diet chart for a 1.5 year old infant

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Dr. Diptanshu Das

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Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 in Child Health
Question: Sir,
Request you please suggest what kind foodstuff we shall feed to baby. In morning, afternoon, evening, dinner. Also what kind soups shall we give it to her. Please advice.
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 1 hour later
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Children of this age need to be gradually transitioned to adult diet low on spices and oils. All sorts of tastes should be tried. Milk is just an optional food component provided the they get the nutrients from other food principles.

Fruits-
Inexpensive seasonal fruits should be given in abundance.
Whenever possible, avoid peeling the fruit's skin. Fruit skins are rich in vitamins and minerals
Encourage the child to have fresh fruit juices, but avoid sweetening it with sugar.
Avoid canned fruits and fruit juices; they have excessive sugar and contain preservatives.

Rice and Chapati-
Chapatis should be made from whole wheat. (Do not throw away the bran).
Polished rice is not as healthy as unpolished or par-boiled rice.

Vegetables-
Green, orange, red and yellow vegetables are essential. Scrape vegetables like potatoes instead of peeling them.
Use the water in which rice or vegetables have been boiled; it contains essential vitamins and minerals.
Do not overcook vegetables. If you want to make the vegetables soft, gently mash them with a spoon.

Dals, Eggs and other high protein foods-
Make sure foods high in protein (such as pulses or dals, gram, peanuts, peas, beans, eggs, fish, mutton, liver) are given.
Sprouted gram or moong is very nutritious.

Chocolates, cold drinks, coffee, etc
Chocolates, cold drinks, flavoring agents, tea, coffee, etc. should be avoided as far as possible because they contain chemicals and caffeine that can be harmful to the child.
These filler foods can also ruin the child's appetite for nutritious meals.

Hopefully that would help.

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