Info on Ragi/Veg Upama-Somebody PLEASE reply soon
I have a 15 month old daughter who is a pretty fussy eater and to top it all she has still not got any teeth as yet. If I give her anything dry or any of our food, she chokes after a bite or two and vomits everything out. Hence I have to cook for her separately and make sure her khichdi is cooked till soft, bread is soaked in milk first and then fed, sooji kheer is wettish etc. etc.
I was recently told to surf this site and I have read a lot about Raagi. Finally managed to pick up ragi powder from an Indian store out here. I tried out one of the recepies but my daughter passed quiet a few stools the next morning, it seemed like she had excreted the entire raagi that I fed her, hence I got afraid. So before I start preparing it again, I want to know if it is too late to start giving my baby this and have the following queries, since after reading all the different messages on ragi I am very very confused:
Is ragi powder ok or do I have to get seeds becoz seeds are not available here?
When do u feed ragi - morning/afternoon night or anytime or only during summer or winter, cause we are having winter in Sydney now?
How much do u feed a 15m old baby and is one bowlful considered to be a good meal in place of khichdi etc. or is it just a snack?
Do I have to feed it to her everyday so that she benefits from it and wont it become too repetitive?
I read Selma pinto's message on giving her kids raagi drink, how does one prepare that, could somebody please help?
Does eating raagi lead to a lot of bowels the next day, and if so, is it considered to be ok?
Lastly could anybody pls tell me how to prepare veg upama soft enough to feed my toothless daughter, I am really desperate to try diff dishes so that she starts eating and since I have nobody to ask, I am hoping some kind soul will revert back to me with any recepies they can help with.
Thanking u all in advance.