Hi. My son is 1 year 6 months old. I could give him cow milk since last 2 months as before that he was getting loose motions when given cow milk. I am giving him tonned milk. When can I start full fat milk. Also please suggest some food options to increase his weight. And what can we give him as snacks other than his regular meals. Thanks.

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Updated on Sep 11, 2017

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Answer:
you can start with full fat milk and can dilute it initially with water. Then if the child is able to digest it without any problem, you may continue with it. Few suggestions to help in 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.

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