hi my son is 1. 7 yr. his weight is only 8 kg. he doesn't want to eat by us. he himself want to eat that also very little. full day he just pass time by eating one or two things. he don't full proper meal either no milk. full night he wake up so many time beacause he is hungry but doesnt want to eat anything also .only monther milk he wants. what to do. n please suggest finger foods which I can give to my baby that he can accept easily.

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till you restrict your child's milk intake to 400-500 ml his solid intake would not increase. Few suggestions for his weight gain are 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 for more tips https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/how-to-make-your-toddler-eat-right/545

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