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What food should I give to my daughter as she drinks only milk ?

hi... my daughter is 1 year and 2 months now.her weight is only 8.200 kg.she dont want to eat.i tried variety of foods.she likes milk only.what can i do ?
Asked On : Tue, 22 Mar 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
welcome to HCM,
At 1year and 2 month of age the average indian baby weighed around 10 kgs at that respect your baby is in the margin of 1st degree malnutrition(i.e-less than 80%of average).
There are mainly two main causes of that,
1.Dietary causes(common) and
2.Underline diseases .
I think in this case the Diet is the factor.After 6 month along with milk semisolid food(smashed potato and banana, curd,khisri,soup etc.)should be encouraged but not to be forced.
I would like to request you to go to medical check up for your baby to check any underline disease and and for dietary advice.
Your baby has enough time to recovery.
Thanking You.
Answered: Thu, 5 Apr 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Neha Jain's  Response
Dear friend

1. your daughter is 14 month old her weight should be 12 kg ideally . it is 33% less than that of ideal weight . 67% of normal weight . but as per indian standard ideal weight is 10 kg . therefore with calculation it is grade 1 or borderline grade 2 malnutrition .

2. you should reduce breast milk frequency .

3. ideally after 1 year baby should take 3 times meal with 1 time snake and 1 ttime fruit .

4 . mashed potato . bread with milk , poridge ( daliya) , khichdi , with one spoon vegatable oil ( ghee ) should give .

5 . u try to find out which taste she like either sweet or salty . try to make food according to her taste .
6 . dont force every time , make her feeding enjoying and playful .

7 . u can start multivitamin .

8. take care of worm infestation bec it also reduces apetite .

dr neha jain
Answered: Mon, 6 May 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Vivek Gupta's  Response
as this is the age when child like and dislike the food and other things
at this age you have to give a variety of food . try with one type of food at one time . if child do not like you have to eliminate that food for few days . dont do forced feeding .

if child like milk you can ad milk substitute or milk product like kheer , custard etc .

and you can also give reward like if you will accept this( khichari, sabu dana etc ) feed i will give you milk after that.
Answered: Wed, 4 Apr 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Feeding in this age group is a big task to parents. As parents try to feed kids will resist. You should be always patient to feed. Feeding time should be pleasant to kids, no forceful feeding and in addition to milk home made family food should be given which should be mashed to soft consistency. You can add ghee to kid food to increase caloric density, boiled egg can be given daily. But only one new variety of food should be introduced with small quantity and gradually increased. After some days you can start another food variety
Answered: Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. P. Mahesh's  Response
Hi Divya,
First and foremost rule is do not force feed your child. This will create a hate towards food attitude in your child.
Most of the times it is not the child that is a problem but the over anxious mothers who are the problem.
Get this very clear in your mind that some children are genetically thin built and you do not have to over exert to try to make such child fat.
Give the child what she likes, because the child knows what is best for her.
Answered: Tue, 26 Jul 2011
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hello Divya,

first of all you should make sure that there is no physical problem
as your daughter may have indigestion of food that make her stomach upsit or may be teething so she feel some malaise

please make her stool analysis as a precation

and if there are not physical problems try the following,

if she didn`t start eating solid foods,please start with minced and mashed feeds at first like baby cereals , eggs and potatos (mashed) , try a spoon by spoon and stop when she wants to stop , DON~T FORCE HER

make her drinks fresh juices but not so sweeten as this decrease her appetite

try to serve her foods that she can take by her hand as pieces of pealed apples, pieces of cake, biscuits in a dish and let her catch it and eat , children like to try so this may work

make her eating time a funny time : play games with her , make funny expressions with your face

make her participate in family eating time and set on the table with you

and if condition presists, please council a pediatrition to prescribe her an appetite enhacer and multivitamines

best regards,
Answered: Wed, 27 Jul 2011
General Surgeon Dr. Faraz Ahmed's  Response
thanks for query
milk is good but use food to increase weight
if she dont want dont let she eat
children know what is right
when he is of 4 or 5 age eat what mother want
bye.bye take care of child
Answered: Tue, 26 Jul 2011
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