My son is 15 months old and he is not eaten his food properly he only drinks a lots of milk and he s very skinny could someone please help me and tell me that how I can make him to eat his food and what sort of food should I give him to gain weight and I think that he is also slow in his development. Thanks!
While there may be multiple reasons for this, and assuming you have discussed this with your pediatrician, you could consider the following: 1) give him “good-tasting” foods to help him develop a positive relationship with eating (i.e. baked French fries or tater tots dipped in ketchup, pancakes with syrup, fruit smoothies made with yogurt (use fruit he likes and avoid berries that will make the texture of the smoothie too grainy), brownies (use avocado as part of the fat called for in the recipe for enhanced nutrition), peanut butter mixed with honey or jelly and spread on Ritz-style crackers). When some children are given only “healthy” options they don’t like, it can create a negative association with eating in general. So we want to try to change this by giving more “fun” foods (trying to make them as nutritious as possible, obviously, but really placing the priority on just trying to get him to eat more!) 2) be sure the food is as calorie-dense as possible—use whole milk, whole fat yogurt, avocado, nuts/nut butters, add extra olive oil to any sauces, etc. These extra calories should help put some weight on. Hope that at least gets you started!
Lisa Lanzano, MS, RD