Weight Gaining Diet for Children
Every mother wants her baby to be healthy. During her pregnancy, she take care of her eating habits and eats all nutritious food which comes under balanced diet appropriate for a pregnant woman. She takes care of her diet because she wants her child to be born with the normal weight gain of about 3.0 to 3.5 kg. After birth of her child, the mother feeds her child with her breast milk which is considered as the best diet for her infant at this stage. Mother’s breast milk contains all the necessary nutrients required for the growth and development of her child.
Child and His Weight
Although many children eat well, they still do not put on the weight. While other children whose diet in improper also do not put on the weight. This shows that either the child’s bodily need is less or he must be having some problems regarding his diet. There may be number of problems for this. One reason may be that the child may not like the prepared food by the mother.
Child may fill hungry but don’t eat as much or cannot eat the food well. Because of many pathological or physiological factors child’s appetite may decrease resulting into the less food intake and hence not putting on the weight. Sometimes appetite may be good and also child eats the food well but problem may be in the process of food absorption.
Planning for Weight Gain in Your Child
You must pay attention on your child’s eating habits. What he desires, what are his aversions, how much he eat, when did he eat, whether he drinks a lot of water before or during meal, likes fast food, etc. By giving attention on your child’s eating habits you will come to the conclusion of what is the basic problem of your child not gaining weight.
You must make it clear whether your child is suffering from any kind of disease which is interfering in his weight gain. He may be having some metabolic disorders. You must consult your physician for your child’s health, as he can suggest you to the proper solution to come out of it.