Seasons alternate or autumn and winter, many babies can’t escape the clutches of colds. Some babies have been catching colds for two consecutive months. Mothers are eager to have what’s magical methods, which can improve the baby’s immunity and don’t get sick all the time.
[Don’t get sick all the time], according to the modern medical point of view, can actually start from the following four aspects:
Cut off [the source of infection]: for example, go less or not to places with a large population, and isolate sick adults and babies;
Control [route of transmission]: For example, adults immediately change their coats when they go home and the whole family washes their hands frequently;
Reduce [incentives]: for example, pay attention to keeping the body warm and the environment moist;
Strengthen the baby’s physique: This is what we commonly call “improving immunity”.
If the first two points are not done well, it is really hard for the baby not to get sick…
As for the fourth point, [how to do it] can’t be said indiscriminately, but if the following six points are not done well, it is not surprising that the baby is easy to get sick.
First, adhere to breast feeding
Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for newborns, which contains a variety of precious and rich nutrients and immune substances. Especially in the first few days, yellow colostrum is especially rich in [antibodies], providing natural protection for babies with immature immune system.
Giving breast milk to the baby is beneficial to the baby’s bone and intelligence development, provides immune protection for the baby six months ago, and also helps the mother’s own postpartum recovery, which cannot be replaced by other foods.
If breastfeeding cannot be carried out for various reasons, it is even more necessary to do a good job of protection. When the baby’s own immune system gradually matures, it will take him out to play more. What are the situations that cannot breastfeed? Hurry up here ~
Second, vaccination on time
Vaccines can directly provide specific antibodies for babies or stimulate the body to produce specific antibodies to fight against corresponding infectious diseases and directly reduce the risk of children’s diseases.
According to the time of vaccination, it is very important to vaccinate the baby regularly. If children are prone to illness, some vaccines to prevent seasonal infectious diseases to a certain extent can also be considered.
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Three, timely addition of supplementary food
If you want to know [eating what improves children’s immunity], your expectations for food are too high.
However, balanced nutrition can ensure all kinds of nutrients needed for children’s growth and development and avoid malnutrition. Without malnutrition, babies will not suffer from low immunity caused by [lack of a specific nutrient].
In other words, it is not necessary to [eat more specific kinds], but to [eat as many kinds as possible].
We know that the best food for infants aged 0-6 months is breast milk, and after that, WHO suggests adding supplementary foods in time for 6 months to ensure the nutritional needs of children’s growth and development. How can supplementary foods be scientifically made and added? Hurry up here ~
Four, to ensure sleep quality
Adequate sleep plays a great role in the normal work of the immune system. Babies who lack sleep for a long time are more likely to have low resistance.
- Newborn babies need to sleep about 18 hours a day. For 1 ~ 3 months, you need to sleep about 16 hours a day. 4-12 months, need to sleep 14-15 hours a day; About 1 year old, a total of 12 ~ 13 hours of sleep a day; Preschool children (< 6 years old) need to sleep 10 hours a day.
Five, ensure the amount of exercise
No matter age or sex, exercise is a key to keeping healthy.
So how should the baby move?
- Newborns can lie prone one more time. You can hold less and move more before you can walk. After walking and running, you can also go outdoors and breathe fresh air when the air quality is good.
In addition to the benefits of exercise itself, moderate exercise can also increase the baby’s appetite and improve the quality of sleep at night.
Six, do not abuse antibiotics
It is expensive and difficult to see a doctor, which makes many treasure parents [become good doctors after a long illness] and babies [catch a cold] know to use [antibiotics].
For the use of antibiotics, parents only need to master a simple principle: doctors say they need to use them only, and doctors say they can use them as long as they say.
After all, what we think [colds] are usually viral infections, but according to current research, antibiotics cannot eliminate viruses, but may kill harmless or even beneficial bacteria in the body, making babies more likely to get sick.
The use of antibiotics in our country is not strictly regulated, which leads to an increase in the number and types of [drug-resistant bacteria] in the whole environment and population. In the long run, it is also not conducive to the health of our babies. Therefore, we should start from ourselves instead of abusing antibiotics.
Having said the six major aspects, is it surprisingly simple?
However, it is not so easy to follow suit persistently. Do you understand all the relevant knowledge in the above aspects? Did you do everything? Still wondering why babies are always sick?
I hope your baby can grow up healthily!