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Babies need more energy and nutrition for their development. 9-month old babies need even more energy because they start to stand and try to walk, and fall frequently. So they lose their energy quickly. Mothers have to take care of the baby at this stage by giving healthy and nutritious foods. Moms should never stop breastfeeding. Whenever babies need milk, moms should provide breast milk.
As the baby grows, the mother should give healthy foods as well as weight gain foods.
Note: Avoid packaged food for babies that are available in the market.
There are many weight gain recipes. One of the best foods is Urad dal and nuts porridge.
Urad dal and nuts porridge recipe
Dry roast all the ingredients that I have mentioned below one by one:
- Urad dal – 1 cup
- Rice – 1/2 cup
- Almond- 5
- Cashew nuts-3
After dry roasting, grind it into a fine powder. You can store this in an airtight container. You can take 1 spoon of this powder and boil by adding water. Cook the porridge until it becomes a thick consistency. You can add little palm sugar for sweetness. Don’t use white sugar for babies at any cost as it contains chemicals. You give this porridge to your baby daily or alternative days in the morning or evening. This quantity will go for one to two weeks.
If the baby is 15 months or above, you can add little boiled cow milk with this porridge which enhances the taste.
- Urad dal is rich in protein, carbohydrates, iron, calcium, and magnesium making it the best weight gaining food.
- Almond contains good fats and helps for baby’s brain development, improves immunity, strengthen bones and teeth.
- Cashews are a good source of copper and magnesium which boosts energy and also good for bones.
- Rice is very nutritious for babies. It is rich in carbohydrates which gives energy. It is rich in vitamins and proteins. Rice is the first solid food for babies.
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