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A guide to healthy weight gain in infants

Weight gain is one of the most common worries of a first-time mom and always keeps her on the edge. There are several questions a mother is constantly battling with - is my baby gaining enough weight, is breastfeeding enough and what can I do to push my baby’s weight up etc. Here are a few tips on how to increase your baby’s weight in a healthy, hygienic way.


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Shikha Batra

| Oct 08, 2017

very useful blog! it does clarify many doubts of parents and helps them with tips on how to improve baby's weight . Thanks for sharing!

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Vandana Yadav

| Jun 19, 2017

today we visited doctor.. and she said not to give baby any dairy products like milk, curd panner ...we get raw cow milk ...and make curd, panner at home.. still she said protein in cow milk n other products is not digestible for babies till 1 year age.... can someone share their experiences ...advice on substitutes of dairy products to supplement protein needs of 8months old baby.

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Prajakta Aniket Zaware

| Jun 19, 2017

Whn should i start givin him milk products lime chhas curd... My baby's age 8months copmlete

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Avni Tank

| Jun 09, 2017

Useful

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Pallavi M Tanu

| Jun 08, 2017

useful blog

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Archana Dhokre

| Jun 07, 2017

my baby 7month old now her 10. 38 weight now and birthwt is 2. 68. her wt increases please tell me her 8 month diet

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MeenaN

| Jun 05, 2017

thanks its really useful... I have started rice porridge and biscuits... she is 4 mnths old... I ll follow above said things

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Kiran Singh

| Jun 01, 2017

v informative

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Veronica Kharkrang

| May 31, 2017

my little one's birth weight is 2. 8kg so at the age of 5months what should b her ideal weight? plz suggest

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Monica Janakiraman

| May 29, 2017

full cream milk means milk maid

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sravanthi

| May 28, 2017

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Bala Sriramajeyam

| May 26, 2017

very useful

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Veronica Kharkrang

| May 26, 2017

my baby is 6months n 11dys... can i add a little bit of salt while giving mashed rice wit potato

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Birundha S

| May 26, 2017

useful information

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Vrushali Indulkar

| May 25, 2017

thanks a lot

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kavitha A

| May 24, 2017

very useful information.. Thank you

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Swathi Vyasa

| May 24, 2017

thank you it's very usefull

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Nav Brar

| May 24, 2017

Hlo frnds my baby is 19 mnths old . His weight is 11 kg is it normal .

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Arika Tiwari

| May 24, 2017

Great... Very useful.

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indira gawas

| May 23, 2017

Very useful

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Anuradha Dixit

| May 23, 2017

very informative!!!! thanks for sharing...

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LAISHRAM SHANTIKUMAR SINGH

| Apr 04, 2017

my son is 2 yrs and two months old by now. we have followed a regular and balance diet along with breastfeeding. By now eats almost everything we eat . i mean a regular nutritional food including banana, milk fruits rice , dal meat, egg etc. however his weight is little bit less. kindly suggest

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Seema Kumari

| Apr 04, 2017

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Pallavi Kwatra

| Apr 03, 2017

Nice information... but my daughter doesnt open her mouth when i give her all this things.. She doesnt also drink a milk. .

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Smriti Miles To Go

| Apr 03, 2017

Very informative ....

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Krupal Vishal

| Mar 31, 2017

Nice information

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Jinal Shah

| Mar 29, 2017

very informative blog. thank you..

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Sameena Naz

| Mar 26, 2017

Very informative thankuuuu.

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Piyali Basak Paul

| Mar 19, 2017

THANK U THANK U THANK U.

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Rafia khan hawaldar

| Mar 19, 2017

good

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Harshita sengunthar

| Mar 19, 2017

thanks

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Rupa Chandrashekhar

| Mar 18, 2017

how long will the express milk can be presered n given 2 baby

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Rashveen Kaur

| Mar 18, 2017

nice

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Mona Gupta

| Mar 18, 2017

how to safe from mosquito for 9 month baby

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Karna

| Mar 18, 2017

very informative.

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Pallavi M Tanu

| Mar 18, 2017

HI moms I am staying in himachal very chill place if I give green gram or mung dal water to my 6 months old baby cold r cough comes pls suggest

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Sridevi Vinay

| Jan 20, 2017

My baby is five month old can i start to give ragi porradge

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Preeti Bansal

| Jan 01, 2017

my 8 month baby eatin evrythin. ...bt in porridge fom.... evn a sml lumps... she vomits... n mor thing... i don 9 y... aftr sm tym of her meals... she vomits... plz Sgt me y...

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Preeti Bansal

| Jan 01, 2017

my 8 month baby eatin evrythin. ...bt in porridge fom.... evn a sml lumps... she vomits.... n one mor thing... I Don 9 y... aftr sm tym of her meals.... she vomits.. plz Sgt me y...

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Poonam Gupta

| Nov 18, 2016

my baby 10 month old but dose not eat curd .i am worried ple. suggest me

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Bhumi

| Nov 18, 2016

my baby doesnt eats solids.....

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Canisha Kapoor

| Oct 21, 2016

@Shirley, let your child take his own time to come to slightly solid food. Meanwhile just ensure that there are tiny lumps that he is able to chew. In addition, you may have to show him how to chew the food so that he understands. Because everything can't be given in a porridge form.

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Shirley Alex

| Oct 13, 2016

my 11 month baby is eating everything... but in a porridge form... even a small lumbs,he vomits...

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Sandy Nag

| Sep 28, 2016

Can use palm sugar..... !????

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Shreya Rajvanshi

| Sep 23, 2016

@Manav don't want to indulge in further debate with you Thank you and have a good day ahead. Vodka and jaggery are non-comparable so don't go there.

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Manav Singh

| Sep 20, 2016

@Shreya And hey, there are many great alternatives to spike a baby's energy. Good luck :)

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Manav Singh

| Sep 20, 2016

@Shreya By that standard, a sip of vodka would probably do no harm either but would you give it? It's all about conditioning a baby's mind and body to accept healthy over unhealthy. And jaggery is almost identical to sugar, though it does offer minerals. Please google the nutritional value. All in all, one may practice his own safety standards with one's own child, but don't offer ideas that are not necessary to others. Offering sugar or jaggery to your child is unnecessary.

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Manav Singh

| Sep 20, 2016

@Shreya Sugar: 'From 10 months to 12 months' (Point 6), Jaggery: From 6 months till 9 months (Point 2 & 5). This is about our babies' health, so one would suggest being very careful with the advice offered.

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Shreya Rajvanshi

| Sep 20, 2016

@Manav Yes I found it and it was mentioned in the age group of 10-12 month old babies. Little bit of sugar won't lead to bad cholesterol and babies are growing up they are active and need energy. Problem starts when they are little older and rely on junk food and don't play any active sports. The age range between 10-12 months old baby can have these many varieties of food to ensure healthy weight gain.

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Shreya Rajvanshi

| Sep 20, 2016

@Manav After reading your current comment and your previous one I decided to re-read the blog post and now I am wondering where did you read sugar in the blog? Probably I am missing it.

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Manav Singh

| Sep 20, 2016

@Shreya To me, a doctor who keeps himself/herself abreast with the latest research based norms is a 'proper doctor. ' Process of scientific research has changed, it's not like before. Needless to say that he/she should have the education and experience. Also, please read about the ill effects of refined sugar. Naturally occurring sugars are fine. If you really want to understand diabetes or obesity, you should try to understand what carbs, fats and proteins are meant to do in the human body. The whole world now knows that the enemy is not really fat, it's the 'bad' carbohydrates. Sugar = Bad carbs. Rule of thumb - babies should only consume naturally occurring unprocessed foods.

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Shreya Rajvanshi

| Sep 20, 2016

@Kavi ag banana does create cough so avoid giving bananas in the night, or if your baby has cold.

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Shreya Rajvanshi

| Sep 20, 2016

@Manav May I please ask who is a proper doctor?

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Manav Singh

| Sep 19, 2016

Absolutely terrible advice to suggest jaggery or sugar for babies. It is a BIG no at least till 12 months of age. Heavy correlation to diabetes later in life. Ask any proper doctor.

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kavi ag

| Sep 17, 2016

thks, banana create sputum in chest for 10 months baby?

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Bhavya Rithesh

| Aug 31, 2016

My son has completed his first month strdy and now his weight is 3kg, he was 2. 5kg at the time of birth, so there is a increase of 500gms in one month, is that a good go or he should ve gained more weight in 1month??

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Nandini K N

| Aug 09, 2016

thanks a lot

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Tanisha Khanna

| Jul 28, 2016

@Aruna you may give sooji upma cooked with grated veggies, sweetened/savoury daliya, sooji ki kheer if you want to give something sweet

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Tanisha Khanna

| Jul 28, 2016

@Rake Hi almost all the seasonal fruits can be given to a 10 month old baby. However you need to grate them properly and ensure there are no seeds in the fruits. In the beginning start with one or two spoons and gradually increase the portion size.

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Tanisha Khanna

| Jul 28, 2016

@PoojaJain Hi Pooja, you may feed him dairy products like paneer, cheese and add a spoonful of ghee in all the preparations made for him. Like if you are giving him dal scoop a spoonful of ghee as a top up -- not only will it taste delicious it will also help him have a healthy weight gain.

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Pooja Jain

| Jul 22, 2016

Hi.. my kid is 2. 7 yr old... how to increase his weight... ho s jst 11 kg.... pls suggest

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Rake Uo

| Jul 19, 2016

What type of fruits can b given to 10 months old baby ? Other than banana ,Apple and pear .. And how much quantity can be offered in a day

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Aruna Kumari

| Jul 11, 2016

Hi I have 9months old baby. can please suggest breakfast items other than idly for my baby

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Sandhya Chimmalagi

| Jul 03, 2016

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Canisha Kapoor

| Jun 30, 2016

@Priya you may like to read the blog on ten things to know about your baby to help you deal with your situation.

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Canisha Kapoor

| Jun 30, 2016

@Sabitha at 22 months I am sure he does not even know what is fussy eating or preferential eating. So try to feed him food that is nutritious and filling. He may eat a bite or two at first and that's ok. Next time give him something else to eat don't give the same thing twice -- this will add variety to his food. But don't try to force feed him as that will only result in alienation of food and power struggles at the meal times.

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Priya Mankotia

| Jun 28, 2016

pls provide more info for less than 6 months baby and babies with both bf and top feed. My be is very less

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Sabitha Gandham

| Jun 28, 2016

Hi... my son is 22 months old... he is not eating anything other then chicken... these days he is not eating that as well.... what to do

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nusrat fatima

| Jun 27, 2016

nice info

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Laura

| Jun 21, 2016

@ Sojal - There is a slot to put water in the bottom. Once it gets heated, it becomes steam and the steam goes up into the jar and steams the fruits n veggies. Then just flip the jar and use it as a blender with the blades inside the jar. The steamer blender mentioned above is easily available in the market.

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Sojal

| Jun 21, 2016

How does the steamer-blender work? Do we need to put water in blender to steam it?

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Netra Raminwar

| Jun 20, 2016

Thanks for blog

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Sabitha Gandham

| Jun 20, 2016

Wow... happy to know that.... thank you

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Laura

| Jun 20, 2016

@Sabitha - Of course you can start fruit juices and other food items as well. As mentioned above, steam vegetables and other items, blend them and feed it to the baby. Try various combinations and explore what the baby likes.

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Sabitha Gandham

| Jun 20, 2016

Hi... my younger son is of 8 months... can i start fruit juices n if so how?

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Sujitha Elango

| Jun 19, 2016

thank u lot mam

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Lavanya M

| Jun 17, 2016

Thanks for information

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netrali thangaraj

| Jun 17, 2016

Thanks for Information.

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Archana S

| Jun 17, 2016

Good information, Thanks

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Kirti Mehra

| Jun 17, 2016

ok thanks

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Pratiksha

| Jun 17, 2016

apply coconut oil... it's immediate reliver n cure

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Kirti Mehra

| Jun 17, 2016

i was suggested by doctor nip care cream n t bact cream. but didnt work. i have applied ghee also. but nipples r still hurting.

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Kirti Mehra

| Jun 17, 2016

thank u everyone

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supriya alavekar

| Jun 17, 2016

also u can use ghee on the nipple.

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supriya alavekar

| Jun 17, 2016

hi kirti i m also facing same problem dr suggest me nipcare cream. which safe. use before feeding or after but when u feed baby clean with water.

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supriya alavekar

| Jun 17, 2016

yyyyu

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Kirti Mehra

| Jun 16, 2016

my both nipples r cut

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Kirti Mehra

| Jun 16, 2016

she is 13 days old

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Laura

| Jun 16, 2016

How old is your baby Kirti? Are you referring to breastfeeding ?

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Poonam Chavan

| Jun 16, 2016

that is an absolute guidance!!needed one for me.. thank u

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Kirti Mehra

| Jun 16, 2016

i am facing feeding problem?

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