hi.. my daughter is 1yr6months, her weight is 8. 7kg.. she does not eat properly.. making her drink milk is a big task for me.. if I force her then she intentionally pukes out everything. please help so that her weight increases. Thanks in advance.

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don't force feed the child as the child will vomit and would have negative association with meal times. You can try the following Milk should be restricted to 500-550 ml maximum in a day, so that the child doesn't fill the stomach with milk only. Fix meal times for the child, that is with family meal timings. Keep a gap of at least 2-3 hours between the feeds be it milk or solid. Don't let the child eat in between. For her milk intake few suggestions are you can use some attractive cup/glass for milk. Try giving milk when the child is hungry. 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.

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