Many parents are confused what and how to feed their toddlers. Some even force feed them. But, a toddler will eat only when she wants to; so let her decide. However, many toddlers become picky eaters. So, at times, parents worry about their child not eating properly.

According to doctors, it is best to plan your toddler’s meal into six courses over the day. Make sure your toddle eats at least three meals a day. If she likes to eat all the six small meals, let her. But, less than three is unacceptable. A reputable women doctor in Noida Extension advises parents to introduce different textures and tastes in food to their babies to expand her taste buds.

Here is a doctor-recommended toddler meal plan.

  1. Breakfast

Begin the day with a small breakfast. The tummy of your toddler is small, so keep the food portions small. For breakfast, you can give her oatmeal with milk, scrambled eggs, fruit slices, or a cup of milk.

If you are still breastfeeding your child, let this be her breakfast. You can feed her food after two hours of breastfeeding.

  1. Mid-morning snack

Give a snack two hours after breakfast. But, it should be atleast one and half hour before lunchtime. It is good to give your toddler an early breakfast, say by around 7 or 8 am, so that you can give her mid-morning snack by around 11 am, and lunch by 1 pm. For mid-morning snack, choose a fruit or flavored yoghurt. If she likes plain curd, give her that. Please avoid processed and packaged items like biscuits and others.

  1. Lunch

Give her something different for lunch. Avoid repeating the same items that you fed her in the morning. Nicely cooked lentils (dal) and soft chapattis is a great food combo. Skip the spices in dal, except turmeric and a bit of salt.

Afternoon snack

Give her afternoon snack at around 4 or 5 pm. You can give her a boiled egg or pieces of different fruits like mashed banana or a small portion of porridge (kheer) that contains mashed nuts. If she doesn’t want to eat afternoon snack, it’s okay. Do not force feed her. Some toddlers may want to breastfeed at this time. That’s fine too.

  1. Dinner

Some toddlers may not eat at night. However, try to give her something so that she doesn’t wake up feeling hungry at night. A few spoons of thick tomato soup or roasted sweet potato or a few spoons of lentils and rice mixed together can suffice.

  1. Bedtime snack

If your toddler feels hungry, you can give her a cup of milk or a piece of fruit at bedtime. Or maybe you can breastfeed her. Give her bedtime snack only when she demands it. Make sure you give your child water in between meals. Meal times are bonding times between you and your child. Make them special and fun, something that your toddler looks forward to. In case you have doubts about your toddler’s eating habits, please consult a renowned women doctor in Noida Extension.


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Smog is a mixture of air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds. They combine with sunlight to form ground-level ozone that hangs over the affected areas creating a hazy look. In countries like India, smog is caused by pollutants emerging from diverse sources such as exhaust output of automobiles, industrial pollutants and another key source that’s unique to the northern part of the country – burning of agricultural stubble by farmers of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.



Smog is a mixture of air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds. They combine with sunlight to form ground-level ozone that hangs over the affected areas creating a hazy look. In countries like India, smog is caused by pollutants emerging from diverse sources such as exhaust output of automobiles, industrial pollutants and another key source that’s unique to the northern part of the country – burning of agricultural stubble by farmers of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.


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How are you feeling today?Happy, sad, angry, frustrated, relaxed, calm, lethargic, enthusiastic, optimistic, hopeless, or agitated? There are so many emotions a person feels.However, if you feel happy today and sad the next day, and for no immediate reason, start crying or feel depressed, you may be suffering from mood swings.Mood swings, as the name suggests, swing you from one intense mood to another. It can put the best swinging pendulum to shame!



How are you feeling today?Happy, sad, angry, frustrated, relaxed, calm, lethargic, enthusiastic, optimistic, hopeless, or agitated? There are so many emotions a person feels.However, if you feel happy today and sad the next day, and for no immediate reason, start crying or feel depressed, you may be suffering from mood swings.Mood swings, as the name suggests, swing you from one intense mood to another. It can put the best swinging pendulum to shame!


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As a woman, you are more susceptible to Urinary Tract Infections or UTIs. Some women even have recurrent infections and this may continue for many years. To know how to treat and prevent UTIs, it is important to know what may cause this and which symptoms you should look out for.



As a woman, you are more susceptible to Urinary Tract Infections or UTIs. Some women even have recurrent infections and this may continue for many years. To know how to treat and prevent UTIs, it is important to know what may cause this and which symptoms you should look out for.


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Morning sickness is one of the early signs of pregnancy, occurring during the first 4 months of pregnancy. It may happen at any time of the day, not just morning.Doctors are yet to dig the real cause of this sickness, but they believe that a rise in estrogen and hCG (human gonadotropin) hormones to be the cause. Women also experience a heightened sense of smell during pregnancy. This, too, triggers nausea.



Morning sickness is one of the early signs of pregnancy, occurring during the first 4 months of pregnancy. It may happen at any time of the day, not just morning.Doctors are yet to dig the real cause of this sickness, but they believe that a rise in estrogen and hCG (human gonadotropin) hormones to be the cause. Women also experience a heightened sense of smell during pregnancy. This, too, triggers nausea.


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Men produce sperms constantly and can make a woman pregnant any time. On the contrary, women produce a single egg only once in 28 days (menstrual cycle). At times, they may produce two eggs, but they are released one after the other between a gap of 24 hours.



Men produce sperms constantly and can make a woman pregnant any time. On the contrary, women produce a single egg only once in 28 days (menstrual cycle). At times, they may produce two eggs, but they are released one after the other between a gap of 24 hours.


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Adults who do not smoke and wish to avoid exposure of secondhand smoke can put in place several strategies to make themselves safe. They can hold their breath while passing by smokers in the street and eat inside restaurants that prohibit smoking.



Adults who do not smoke and wish to avoid exposure of secondhand smoke can put in place several strategies to make themselves safe. They can hold their breath while passing by smokers in the street and eat inside restaurants that prohibit smoking.


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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is one of the most common conditions among all gynecological disorders that are routinely encountered by gynecologists. PCOS or PCOD (PolyCystic Ovarian Disorder) is characterized by imbalance of hormones.



Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is one of the most common conditions among all gynecological disorders that are routinely encountered by gynecologists. PCOS or PCOD (PolyCystic Ovarian Disorder) is characterized by imbalance of hormones.


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