How to help a 10 month old gain weight

Archana Reddy
0 to 1 years

Created by Archana Reddy
Updated on Jan 12, 2021

Reviewed by Expert panel

Breast milk - Breast milk is the best source of weight gain for babies till one year. WHO recommends babies should be breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months and frequently after that. When breastfeeding, you should empty one breast completely before moving to the next breast as the milk the baby gets at the beginning of the feeding is the thinner fore milk. The fat-rich hind milk comes after that.


Besides breastmilk, add healthy food options like Ragi which is rich in protein and calcium and is a great weight gaining foods for babies. It is also an excellent source of dietary fiber, protein and Vitamins B1, B2 and B6.


Potatoes - Potatoes are a great first food for children. These are rich in minerals, vitamins and their carbohydrate content helps in weight gain.


Banana loaded with potassium, calcium and phosphorus also have a good amount of dietary fiber, and are great for babies. Also since bananas are versatile, you could give these to your child in many different ways.


Sweet Potato - 

These are high in dietary fiber, magnesium and potassium, vitamin B6 and also vitamin A and C. 

Ghee - Ghee is clearly one of the best foods for weight gain, along with adding several other health benefits. Ghee is anti inflammatory and good for a strong immune system.


Check out this video with Nutritionist Archana Reddy as she talks about how to address constipation in a 1 yr old child.

Watch the entire video with Nutritionist Archana Reddy to know all about Food and Nutrition for your Child's overall growth and development and Healthy Eating Habits in Children where she gives some important tips.


This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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