My baby doesnt eat anything except chocolates and chips. He is just 1. 3 yrs old. Only drinks milk. How can i make him eat food. Doctor says he is getting anemic.

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Updated on May 20, 2016

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restrict the intake of junk food to minimum, for once a week/ fortnight. Don't keep any junk food in the house, so that the child is not tempted. Be firm in saying no, when child asks for junk food. Restrict the milk intake too to about 500-550 ml in a day, to ensure child remains hungry to accept other solid foods. Fix meal times for the child, that is with family meal timings. Don't let him eat in between. Give him healthy options, which should be what the family is eating. Try including his favourite healthy options for the meals. You can make snacks healthier by using whole grain flour, vegetables & fruits. Give variety your child in foods. It would take some time & patience, to make the child understand. As for his anaemia, you can give him bajra/dalia porridge. Use dates/jaggery to sweeten his food. Do give him green leafy vegetables soup. You can give egg/mutton/fish . Include dal in his daily diet. Hope this helps

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