Hi I have two daughters - born in March 2014 and March 2016 (they will be 3 years and 1 year in this March). My older daughter was on bf till about 1.5 yrs (never took formula) and I weaned her off completely (substituting with cows milk) when I was six months pregnant with the second one. From the time I started her on semi solid/solids (at the age of 10.5 months she started taking although I began offering at 7 months) she never gained weight till she was two years. she was same 9.5 kg weight for more than one year - however since all other development was normal and she never lost weight, pediatrician was not too bothered. Her blood tests were fine and I gave iron, calcium, vitamin all supplements. In the last year her weight increased 3 kg - which I think is due to me starting her on pediasure. she is a very fussy eater and while she likes fruits and used to eat all veggies, nowadays she only wants junk food (ever since she started school).
Now second one is also bf but never gained weight as much as first one. She is 7.5 kg at 10 months. I have started semi solids for her earlier and she takes apple/banana,ragi, dal/rice /veggies(khichdi) and even softened roti/dal and I also bf her 3-4 times in the day and all through the night on demand. The quantity of food she takes is small though - I have tried dropping feeds, but most times she eats little and then starts demanding my feed only. can someone please suggest what else foods I can try for her to gain weight? also for my older child what can I do to make her eat more?
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