Couple of weeks back my son, Devansh, was suffering from vomiting and loose motions due to teething. Luckily it settled down after a couple of days but he lost his appetite during that time. When children don’t eat properly even for 2-3 days they end up losing considerable weight. Same thing happened with Devansh. Now I couldn’t immediately start feeding him heavy food as it would put strain on his digestive system. So it was more of moong daal khichdi, moong daal-rice, daal rice, and rice kanji for him for some 4-5 days. But now I am a mom on mission, I need my baby—well he’s almost 2 but still my baby—to put on weight.
To help him gain weight, I started feeding him kheer in the evening. I didn’t want to give him kheer during the day because in summer it’s better to eat food that is easy to digest during the day when the temperature is quite high. Then one day instead of kheer I fed him curd rice and he kept asking for kheer. I got a bit alarmed because I did not want him to get addicted to sweet food. So I thought of trying out something different that will help him with weight gain.
I had been meaning to make mashed potatoes for a long time but somehow had never gotten around to making them. Now was the right time to make them, with butter, cheese, and milk, loaded with lots and lots of calories. But a word of caution—all those dairy products packed in one dish make it quite heavy to digest. So go easy on cheese if you are making these mashed potatoes for babies who have only just started having dairy.
This post was last modified on April 12, 2019 8:08 am
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