hello doctor, my son is 19 months he wakes up late in the morning and so he has his breakfast at around 11. 30 and lunch at 2, and just a cup of milk at 6 and dinner by 10. nothing else he eats in between because of which his immunity is poor and often fall sick. Infact even his lunch and dinner quantity is too low. sometimes he sleeps empty stomach. His birth weight is 3. 1 and now 9. 0. M worried for his frequent sickness and v both r fed up of medicine. pls suggest. Also I tried waking him early bt den he doesn't eat anything whole day and simply cries.

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when the child is awake, keep him active and do not let him sleep in the day time to ensure he sleeps on time at night. Few dietary suggestions to help in his immunity are Do give some fruits from these guava, strawberries, citrus fruits like orange, mausami, lemon. Give good quality proteins from eggs (in soup/ soft scrambled), meat,& poultry( in soups/minced form in khichri, stuffed parantha, sandwich, upma) , cheese, paneer (as it is or to their roti/sandwich), whole dals, beans & legumes. Include nuts like walnut, almonds, peanuts in powdered form to their porridge, staples, soups. Dried fruits(dates, raisins, currants apricots in mashed form)and seed (flaxseed, sesame, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds in powdered form) in daily diet. Use whole gains like bajra, dalia, ragi, sprouted beans. Do give some vegetables from these daily amla, green leafy vegetables, spinach, broccoli.

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