@Karna Dileep Vardhan Reddy Diet plays an important role in recovering from a fever. The overall diet should be light and easy to digest. Here are some tips to help your 9-year-old to recover soon. 1. Lots of fluids: It is important to drink a lot of fluids to help your child feel better. Fluids in the form of soup, hot tea or just plain water are recommended. If your child had a cold and cough, hot soups can help loosen the dried mucus in the nasal passages and help relieve symptoms. Soups can also help boost his appetite. 2. Protein: Lean protein can help regain energy to fight off the infection. You can choose bland foods such as scrambled eggs and unseasoned chicken. If your child is not able to take solids, opt for a smoothie or a shake made using non-fat milk and yogurt. 3. Fruits: Choose soft fruits like banana, papaya, oranges, sweet lime and melons. Vitamin C-rich foods can help boost immunity. 4. Avoid fatty foods: It is a strict no for spicy and fatty foods as it can be hard to digest. Kichidi and poha with lots of vegetables can be good to start with for recovery. Remember that your child is slowly recovering from the illness and it is natural for him not to have a great appetite. Do not force your child to eat, if he doesn't like it. Just stop and feed him after a short break. Also, make sure that he gets plenty of rest. Give him lots of soups of drink as they are easy to digest and rich in nutrients that will help him with recovery. Wishing your child a speedy recovery!
@Saibal Saha Hunger levels can fluctuate in children depending on the season, activity levels or if they keep snacking too often. Try cutting down on snacks and give a gap of around 3 hrs or more between meals. Generally kids snack during the day and if they eat few cookies or chips an hour before their mealtime, they won't eat well during mealtimes. Try to make a menu for the week and include all that you feel is essential for him. Be creative to make it as appetizing as possible. Solid food is more important at this age than juice, milk etc., After sometime, you might notice weight gain... Fresh fruit is the best choice for snack time because fruits like apples, pears, berries, watermelon etc., are nutritious but mostly water and not so filling. This will make him eat a good meal. As moms, one of our main concerns is nutrition and it’s natural to be concerned. How true is the notion that a chubby child is the healthiest child? :-) People generally believe that and even comment but if the child is active, healthy, and eating a wholesome diet, don’t worry that much. However, the child’s pediatrician is the best judge. Do speak to your physician about all your concerns just to make sure everything is fine. All the best !
@Lakshmi Hi, like all other childhood concerns and habits, this habit also will change. This is just a passing phase. It's difficult to change some habits immediately, it might take time. You probably have already spoken to her. Here are some suggestions.. Serve her food with her friends.. Serve something very interesting like pizza, pudding or something that she really likes and just observe if she eats properly. In their presence she will mostly eat normally like others. Later on, remind her that she ate well and if she could eat like that, then she can change her habit without effort, and appreciate her for following table manners or anything that you observed. Don't feed her in front of TV. Tv programs could be distracting her from eating properly. Feed her only when she is hungry. When she is hungry there is no way she will take her own sweet time to chew. Come up with more creative ways to handle this.. Hope you are successful soon. All the Best!
@Roopa M Hi Roopa, Thanks so much for those big positive words and the suggestions as well. Also, you picked it right, TV had been a bad food habit for her. will take it to correct it. Hope I am successful !! And I guess I agree with you, will be bit more patient and get some more ideas. Thanks so much once again, love n light to you !! Lakshmi
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