not eating food properly .drinking only milk

Created by
Updated on Apr 19, 2017

nutrition Corner

Answer:
milk should be restricted to 500-550 ml maximum in a day, so that the child doesn't fill the stomach with milk only. Keep enough gap between his feeds, be it solid or milk to ensure that child is hungry. From one year of age you should start with three meal pattern, i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner along with two 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.

Login or Signup to see Expert's complete response

Also Read

my son not eating the food properly only drinking..

Hi Rajiv, milk should be restricted to 500-550 ml..

My baby is 15 month old. He is not drinking milk a..

Hi Nisha, you need to limit his milk feeds and alt..

my son s 2yrs old. he s eating properly. always wa..

Hi Santhiya, watching cartoons while eating is not..

My 8 months baby boy not eating semi liquid food s..

Hi Sandeep Jajuha, Yes swallowing is little diffi..

my baby is not eating any food keeps on mouth and..

Hi Saakshi, You need to limit his milk feeds and a..

+ Ask an expert
Zara
Proparent
Featured content of the day

Parentoon of the day

Lighter side of parenting

Ask your queries to Doctors & Experts

Download APP
Skip

Find answers from Doctors about your baby's health and development

24X7 Parents' Partner

Download APP

31% Queries Answered Instantly

Loading
{{trans('web/app_labels.text_Heading')}}

{{trans('web/app_labels.text_some_custom_error')}}

{{trans('web/app_labels.text_Heading')}}

{{trans('web/app_labels.text_some_custom_error')}}