Hi doctor.. My son is 13 months now. He rejects to eat fruits.. Even now he eats only puree form food.. He vomits even if its a little solid kind. He is just 8. 9 kilos.. What do I do for him to gain weight and make him eat fruits and solid food

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You can gradually introduce solid foods in diet, by giving one or two bites of it. You can give slice of apple/pear or stick of carrot to chew on.Try and make your child have meals with family. This would encourage him to start with solids. Show him chewing your foods. Give gaps between meals so that he is hungry enough to eat. Children also follow each other. Seeing other children eat solid food would also encourage him to chew. Read the following blog for more details. https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/chewing-problems-in-toddlers/3111 For his weight gain Use whole milk and its products like curd, paneer, cheese, buttermilk etc. Fruit yogurt made of full-fat milk, full-fat milk based puddings like rice kheer/fruit custard/vermicelli kheer/gajar halwa. Increase intake of dals/legumes ( either mashed, in soup or as khichdi, dal-roti mash, eggs (as nogs or in soups), scrambled egg with added milk/fresh malai, poultry/fish (cooked &minced or soup) Give more of fruits like mango, banana, cheeku,litchi, grapes, dates. These may be added to their milkshakes as well. Fruit smoothie especially made of banana, honey and nuts Potato, sweet potato, colocassia, yam, besides other vegetables. Boiled potato/ sweet potato with melted cheese & little butter, boiled potato with cream cheese dip, Nuts like walnuts, almonds, peanuts finely powdered. Well mashed dried fruits like raisins, dates, currants, apricots etc. Read the following blog to help in his fruit intake https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/10-ways-to-make-your-child-eat-more-fruits/589 All the best and do keep us posted.

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