My babies turned 1. 6 last month and I have stopped their bottles and giving them milk in a glass ...They don't take enough milk .. I feel they are forever hungery . my son gets up early in the morning but as soon as he sees the glass he creates a big ruckus .. . what if they are not eating enough .. Should I start the bottle again . am I starving them ?

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milk any way should be reduced from one year (400-500 ml per day) and solids should be given more. From one year two of age you should start with three meal pattern, i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner along with snacks. Introduce one new food at a time, let the child accept it and gets used to it for few days. Introduce another new food only after a week. Do not introduce new foods back to back, it may confuse the child and would lower his acceptance. Try and keep the consistency thin to semi solid, depending on child's preference and swallowing/chewing capacity. You can give porridge of suji, sagi, dalia, rice flakes, ragi etc. Kheer of apple, rice etc. halwa of suji, atta, pumpkin, gajar, sweet potato etc. Khichri, upma, soft scrambled egg yolk, soups, mashed veggies, chapatti, rice,idli, dosa, uttapam,fruits etc. Give cereals like rice with dal/khichdi form, porridges, small bites of chapatti, pasta, upma, idli etc. Dals /legumes well cooked. Start with mashed and bring to regular consistency as the toddler starts chewing. Finger foods like cutlets, hard boiled eggs, small sandwiches, rolls, whole fruits. Small pieces of foods that can be handled with spoon or fork. Veg desserts like carrot /pumpkin/ghia halwa. Spinach/carrot burfi. Hope this helps.

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