hi... my daughter 4yrs old bt she is not ready to drink and eat milk products i. e milk, paneer, curd, etc and she is not ready eat on her own . so wat should i do. please suggest many facing problems when we r going out.nutrition Corner
you may flavour the milk with natural flavourings like elaichi powder, kesar, dates syrup etc. You may give in the form of fruit shakes like mango/banana/cheeku/apple shake. You may even try giving milk in the form of porridges/kheer/custards. Other alternatives to milk are curd/yogurt, paneer/cheese, buttermilk/lassi, soymilk (above 5 years of age), tofu etc. For more ideas, you may read up the blog on alternatives to milk. Link given below https://www.parentune.com/parenting-blog/5-healthy-alternatives-to-milk/519 Keep enough gap between her meals. Include her favourite foods, give variety of foods, and make her have her meals with family. This would encourage her to eat on her own. You can also try serving her little portion of food, in attractive bowl, plates etc. Give foods like rice, porridge etc which the child can eat with spoon initially, as it is easier. Once she starts to eat these foods then you can offer her chapattis in roll form or small bites. You can also try giving some gravy/dal/curd with chapatti to make it easier to chew.