Healthy weight gain in toddlers

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Healthy weight gain in toddlers

Puja Sharma Vasisht, Nutrition Expert


Jan 07, 2016 | 1 : 00 PM to 2 : 00 PM

Do you often wonder if your child is underweight? Do questions like what he should eat and how much play on your mind often? Join us for a live chat with a nutrition expert to get all the answers around what should be the appropriate weight of your child, tips on building balanced nutrition and gaining healthy weight.
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My daughter is 9 months old. I want complete diet chart for her. Her weight is 7 kgs now.her birth w....

My daughter is 9 months old. I want complete diet chart for her. Her weight is 7 kgs now.her birth weight was 2.8.

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Puja Vasisht
Hi Mamta, the diet chart requires a lot of assessment in terms of diet, eating schedule, family preferences, any allergies, time schedule etc. I can suggest you tips to help maintain a balance of nutrients in your daughter's diet. 2016-01-07 13:05:00
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Puja Vasisht
Her weight gain is fine. You can focus on the following foods both for weight gain and better nutrition. 2016-01-07 13:07:23
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Increase suitable cereals like rice, rice flakes, suji, sago, sprouted ragi powder. Give them in porridge, kheer or phirni form 2016-01-07 13:11:10
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Puja Vasisht
Give fruits like banana and vegetables like potato, sweet potatoes should be given. Vegetables can be boiled and mashed given with little butter/ghee on it. Similarly banana can be well mashed and given as it is or with jaggery powder/ mashed dates, full cream milk. 2016-01-07 13:14:17
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Use full cream milk to set curd for her. Use full cream milk for porridge, kheer, phirni too 2016-01-07 13:14:52
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Puja Vasisht
Dals like green gram/mung dal can be given boiled and well mashed with a spoon of oil/butter/ghee added to it. You can start with khichri of both dalia/rice with dals and veggies like potato, carrot etc. 2016-01-07 13:17:59
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If you take eggs then egg yolk can be given half boiled and added to boiled, mashed potatoes/overcooked mashed rice. A teaspoon of butter/ghee can be added over it. 2016-01-07 13:18:40
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You can also include green leafy vegetables and other vegetables in her diet in the form of soup, khichri, upma, or they can be added to mashed potatoes. 2016-01-07 13:22:13
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my daughter zuha is 8 yrs old. her birth weight was 2.50kgs... her current weight is 18kgs.. she is....

my daughter zuha is 8 yrs old. her birth weight was 2.50kgs... her current weight is 18kgs.. she is a very fussy eater , i am very worried

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Puja Vasisht
Hi Sumaiya, her weight seems to be on lower side. Can you please elaborate on her eating habits? 2016-01-07 13:24:44
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her likes:daal, rice, khichri, biryani, fish ,haleem on mood... her intake is very less.... wants to eat quick and play. i give her pediasure with nestle milk... chocolate milkshakes, and loads of chocolate and chips to make her gain weight but her food intake in generral is very low... eating is like a chore for her 2016-01-07 13:27:33
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Puja Vasisht
Don't worry, her food likes are generally healthy and nutritious. 2016-01-07 13:28:32
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The only problem seems less intake and less of fruits & vegetables in her diet. 2016-01-07 13:28:59
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Puja Vasisht
You can give her more frequent meals instead of 3-4 meals in a day. 2016-01-07 13:29:34
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Instead of concentrating on chocolate chips, you can focus on nuts and dried fruits. 2016-01-07 13:30:41
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Include almonds, walnuts, pistachio either as it is or in powdered form in her milk. 2016-01-07 13:31:26
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i am also worried about her height.. 2016-01-07 13:32:41
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Puja Vasisht
give her more of dates, raisins, apricots, grapes, mangoes and banana. 2016-01-07 13:34:26
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Height and weight are dependent on genes too. 2016-01-07 13:35:10
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Concentrate on milk products, egg, fish & poultry along with dals and beans. 2016-01-07 13:35:45
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my husband and i are both tall... 2016-01-07 13:36:09
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Puja Vasisht
You should also encourage her to take up some sports like basket ball, lawn tennis, badminton etc. 2016-01-07 13:37:52
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does the size of the niwala matter in increasing her appetite? 2016-01-07 13:37:55
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Puja Vasisht
More than the bite size of the food she is taking the over all amounts she is consuming is important. 2016-01-07 13:38:44
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Encourage her for more outdoor games and activities, which would also increase her appetite. 2016-01-07 13:39:19
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Puja Vasisht
It is also important that she eats her meals with family at fixed timings everyday, In this way she would be encouraged to eat proper meals and in proper amounts. 2016-01-07 13:40:35
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what is the best calcium and vitamin supplement in india that can be given to kids 2016-01-07 13:40:56
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Puja Vasisht
For any supplements please take advice of your paediatrician only. He can only decide, whether the child needs any supplements or not. 2016-01-07 13:44:05
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ok.... what are the snacks you would recommend for them?, and can we give them sofit the soya drink available in the market?, is it safe for kids? 2016-01-07 13:45:25
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Puja Vasisht
Sumaiya, you can offer her snacks like vegetable+chicken/paneer cutlets, sandwiches, rolls etc. Even fruit shakes along with powdered nuts and dried fruits are a good snack option. 2016-01-07 13:47:30
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what is the ideal weight of an 8 year old? 2016-01-07 13:48:53
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Puja Vasisht
It is around 26 kgs 2016-01-07 13:50:03
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can maggie and yippee be given now and then?, i avoid it but she pesters me for it... do i avoid it or given in to her sometime? 2016-01-07 13:50:40
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Puja Vasisht
Once in a while they can be given (if you are yourself assured with the quality) with vegetables and some chicken/soy nuggets added to it. 2016-01-07 13:51:52
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i really appreciate your answering all my queries do patiently... thank you... can i have your contact no for future reference? 2016-01-07 13:53:28
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Puja Vasisht
You can contact me at our website only. You can email at helpdesk une.com also. 2016-01-07 13:54:27
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i have two more kids one is 10yrs a boy and another girl 4yrs plus... i want to talk to you regarding them later on 2016-01-07 13:55:14
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thank you u take care 2016-01-07 13:55:27

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