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Suggest ways to manage fussy eating habits in a toddler

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Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Question: Sir having many question regarding my baby. Please guide how to ask as many questions regarding baby health. I m extremely worried. First question is my baby is not taking any milk. Neither cold or hot. With or without sugar. Not any milk shake. I am not able sleep asthinking and depressed as not having any elder. I become mother at 35 age. . My kid is 17 mths old
He is taking my brest feeding. But demading whole day again and again. .
Sir at the age of 17 months what he should eat ?? Can i get diet chart for my kid. Nutrution food chart with time and measurement what shd we shd gv. He is not eating any fruits also. Teeth almost agaye he .
The biggest emergenct complain is since 4 days he is not eating properly. Not taking anything. What ever i am giving he is throwing out of mouth. he is not hungry at all and since 3 momth every 10 days he gets cough and cold . We are staying in ahd where in summer climate is 48 degree. . We are sleeping in ac with 30 degreee temp. Is that the reason forcold and cough. What are good med we can gv. I am worried that more medicine will reduce his immune system. Pls guide sir.i am ready for any fees. But pls help.
Regards pooja.
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I won't get overly worried if baby's growth is fine

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for asking on this platform

I have gone through the detail and do understand your concern.
Most of the babies of this age are fussy eaters or having eating disorder. They prefer to play rather than eating.
I would like to know the height and weight of baby.
I won't get worried if baby's growth is normal for age.
Regarding feed my suggestion is that don't force ,rather encourage him.One should not make a fixed diet chart but there should be variety of nutritional food.
Keep trying,give cereals,mashed vegetable,fruits etc.You may give rice,dal,roti mashed in dal,mashed apple,mashed banana,oats,daliya,kichdi,suji ka halwa.Give frequent small feeds,as per his demand.There should be 3 major meals made up of cereals and 2-3snacks which should include fruit and vegetable.Also continue giving milk.
Don't get anxious as due to anxiety you will not be able to take care of the baby.
Cough and cold is normal in early age may be upto 6-10 times a year.If the illness does not need admission,there is nothing to worry.
I hope this helps.
I shall be glad to help you out if you have any more doubt.
Regards
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Suggest ways to manage fussy eating habits in a toddler

Brief Answer: I won't get overly worried if baby's growth is fine Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for asking on this platform I have gone through the detail and do understand your concern. Most of the babies of this age are fussy eaters or having eating disorder. They prefer to play rather than eating. I would like to know the height and weight of baby. I won't get worried if baby's growth is normal for age. Regarding feed my suggestion is that don't force ,rather encourage him.One should not make a fixed diet chart but there should be variety of nutritional food. Keep trying,give cereals,mashed vegetable,fruits etc.You may give rice,dal,roti mashed in dal,mashed apple,mashed banana,oats,daliya,kichdi,suji ka halwa.Give frequent small feeds,as per his demand.There should be 3 major meals made up of cereals and 2-3snacks which should include fruit and vegetable.Also continue giving milk. Don't get anxious as due to anxiety you will not be able to take care of the baby. Cough and cold is normal in early age may be upto 6-10 times a year.If the illness does not need admission,there is nothing to worry. I hope this helps. I shall be glad to help you out if you have any more doubt. Regards