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@Anonymous Stop trying so hard but start giving him options. Have you tried giving in salad form like cucumber or carrot sticks? Also restrict getting potatoes at home for some days and tell him its no longer available. Give other options and see how it goes. Try soups, vegetables in khichdi and dals.
@Anonymous Yes dark chocolate can be given as an alternative which is also low in sugar. Replacing is ok but you will have to start drawing lines at some point about healthy and non healthy foods. Children need to learn unhealthy foods can't be consumed often due to certain reasons and giving in to tantrums always won't help. Reason out and come to a compromise. Also giving chocolate covered dry fruits can be a alternative to reduce plain chocolate consumption.
@Anonymous Milk should be restricted to 400 ml per day as upper limit. Eating food more often is not a concern as long as the food is healthy and portion is controlled. (Junk food gets addictive after a point so please keep a check) If you as a parent think he is eating too much, you may want to consider checking with your Ped about deworming or asking him if this is due to worms.
@Anonymous Practise what you preach works best with children. Eat what you want them to eat. Get foods that you would like them to choose from. Don't keep too much unwanted items in store. Keep seasonal variety. Make meal times fun but not too distractive. If the child is old enough involve in assembling plates, washing vegetables etc. This makes them feel independent about food.
@Anonymous In certain conditions it most definitely matters. Its not to be followed without guidance and expert opinion. So if your child is not been suggested to follow one please do not attempt it.
@Anonymous Hi, first 6 months are exclusive breastfeeding and thats why supplements become important. Post that you can slowly wean yourself off from the supplements provided you consume balanced meals. Make sure you get enough Vitamin D, try and be active. Add low fat dairy like curds and cottage cheese too.