Breast milk is the ideal diet
for the new-born child. After a few months the diet should
consist of wholesome food for the proper development of the
child. Liquid diet made with husk-free and well washed sali or sasti rice (especially old rice), mixed with oleaginous substances and salt is
ideal. The powders (flour) of wheat and barley also can be given according to congeniality.
Hot electuary or lickable
item cooked with vidanga herb, salt, oleaginous substance is beneficial; to the one having diarrhoea,
kodrava herb can also be mixed to this electuary.
If the child is having pitta
constitution then grapes (mrdvika) with honey and ghee (ghrta) should
If the child is having vata
constitution then a diet with good quantity of juice of matulunga
herb and salt should be given.