hi. my son is 3yrs 10 month. his wt is 14 kg. need to improve his wt. he won't eat by his own . always forcefully feeding. pl help me to make him to eat by his own. he won't get hungry properly.

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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. Give healthy options, which should be what the family is eating. Try including the favourite healthy options for the meals. You can make snacks healthier by using whole grain flour, vegetables & fruits. Try & make regular food interesting like chapatti veggies as Kathi roll or vegetables, cheese/shredded chicken spread over roti with ketchup. Give variety your child in foods. Encourage the child to indulge in more outdoor games and activities to increase appetite. Read the following blog on our website for more ideas https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/how-to-make-your-toddler-eat-right/545

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