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The germs present in the mother's vaginal area during the childbirth process help the infant. As a result, the baby's stomach is overflowing with microorganisms, which boosts the baby's immunity even more. However, immunity in newborns is only transient, and it fades as the baby grows larger, usually within a few weeks or months which is why it is important to take steps on how to increase your baby's immunity.
Here are ways to boost your babies immune system
1 Breastfeed your baby
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Breast milk is enriched with all of the right components in the right amounts, including lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, probiotics, and antibodies, all of which are necessary for your baby's immune system to function properly. Breast milk passes on to the baby all of the antibodies created by the mother to combat infections.
2 Considered supplements
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Antibiotics can cause gut bacteria, which are critical for immunity, to lose their potency. After an antibiotic course, probiotics are a recommended choice for strengthening immunity. However, before beginning any form of supplement for the baby, it is best to consult with your doctor.
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Vaccinating babies is one of the most effective and safe ways to prevent them from dangerous infections. Vaccination stimulates the immune system in the same way as a germ or virus would and the germ will be recognized by your baby's immune system when it comes into contact with him or her in the future.
4 Ensure Your Child Gets Enough Sleep
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Babies who do not get the recommended amount of sleep become cranky and are more susceptible to infections. Your baby should take regular naps during the day and sleep soundly at night. Babies are frequently exposed to illnesses and ailments as a result of sleep deprivation.
5 Make Your Environment Germ-Free
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You can safeguard your baby's immune system by keeping the environment clean and sanitary. Make sure that your living space is spotless, wash your baby's hands and feet frequently, and make sure that everybody who comes into contact with him or her does the same.
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