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13 guidelines to boost your baby's immunity

2018-04-22 04:48:58

The baby has a strong immunity, you can resist the invasion of foreign viruses, and do not have to wait for the virus to get sick after the invasion and then drug treatment, laborious and costly and harm the baby's health. Adhering to the following 13 guidelines can enhance your baby's immunity.

Let's start with two characteristics of immunity

Where immunity comes from


Immunity is the ability of the body to resist foreign pathogens, it can be obtained by congenital heredity, non-specific to resist the invasion of a variety of germs, called natural immunity; It can also produce specific resistance after birth due to infection with a specific pathogen, which is called acquired immunity. It is the active work of the immune system that builds the 'Great Wall' of human disease prevention.


The immune function gradually matures


With the increase of age, the child's immune function gradually matures, and the antibody concentration in the immune serum of children over 3 years old is close to that of adults; After the age of 8, the entire immune system is as resistant as an adult.

13 guidelines to enhance your baby's immunity:

Article 1: Breastfeeding - life's first immunization


It can be said that breast milk is the first immunity in life, so do not miss the opportunity to breastfeed your baby. After having a baby, parents are most worried about getting sick. Some simple ways in life can improve your baby's immunity and reduce the number of illnesses.


Step 2: Touch - Improve your baby's blood circulation


The contraction of the birth canal in natural childbirth, squeezing the fetus, is a beneficial physical contact that is conducive to the development of the baby's nervous system. After birth, the mother's physical contact will make the small baby have a great sense of security, can promote the baby's physical development, and is especially beneficial for premature babies with low birth weight.


Touch can improve the baby's blood circulation, improve immunity, and can improve the digestion and absorption of food, reduce crying, improve sleep.


Article 3: Immunization and vaccination - Proactive response


Vaccination of babies is an active measure taken by humans against infectious diseases, such as BCG vaccine to prevent tuberculosis, oral polio vaccine to prevent polio (poliomyelitis), hepatitis B vaccine to prevent hepatitis B and so on. Parents must get their babies vaccinated on time.


Rule 4: Regular habits - Keep your body clock ticking


Parents are patient enough to treat their children and help them find their own routine. Growing children need plenty of sleep every day, so if your child isn't getting enough sleep at night, let him take a nap during the day. On weekends, take your baby to the air park to play, which is of great benefit to the body.


Rule 5: Eat a balanced diet - Improve defense


Children partial food, nutrition imbalance will cause resistance decline. Meat, eggs, fresh vegetables and fruits as diverse as possible, eat a variety of fried, smoked, baked, too sweet food.


Rule 6: Don't overeat - avoid overloading the spleen and stomach


Infants and young children delicate organs, digestion and absorption function is not yet perfect. Although the development is vigorous, the need for nutrients is urgent, but the spleen and stomach movement digestion function is relatively insufficient. If you eat too much, it will increase the gastrointestinal burden, digestive disorders, easy to occur food accumulation, abdominal pain, resulting in gastroenteritis, indigestion and other diseases.


Rule 7: Drink plenty of water - keep the mucous membranes moist


Drinking plenty of water can keep the mucous membranes moist and become an important line of defense against bacteria. When going to kindergarten and going out, let the child carry the water bottle and drink it whenever he is thirsty. Be careful to drink plain water instead of a variety of sugary drinks.


Rule 8: Don't be too clean - Form immune memory


The immune system can form an immune memory of an infectious agent, and in case it encounters it again, it can quickly destroy it. If your home is too clean, the child has no chance to produce antibodies through infection, and the resistance is weakened, and may lead to allergies and autoimmune disorders.


Usually as long as the use of general soap and water can achieve the purpose of cleaning, do not use disinfectant every day.


Rule 9: Good hygiene - Prevention of oral infection


Although too antibacterial, clean is not healthy, but still to cultivate children's basic hygiene habits, especially before eating and after going to the toilet to wash their hands, can prevent disease from entering the mouth.


Rule 10: Don't use antibiotics - give your immune system a workout


When the infection is not very serious, try not to use antibiotics, but rely on their own resistance, so that the immune system is exercised. In this way, the next time you encounter the same 'enemy', the trained immune cells will produce targeted immunity, so as to protect the body.


Rule 11: Keep indoor air fresh - remove pollution hazards


68% of the diseases are related to indoor pollution. These pollutants include atmospheric pollutants entering the room, such as dust, dust, heavy metals, ozone, nitrogen oxides, etc., the body's own metabolism and volatile components of various household wastes, such as dust, dander, cotton wool, fiber, various parasites, cigarette smoke, building materials and decorative materials, such as formaldehyde, ammonia, benzene, ozone and radioactive substances radon, etc. Daily necessities such as cosmetics, pesticides, deodorants, cleaning agents, etc.


Families with babies should regularly open doors and Windows for ventilation, and family decoration, especially the decoration of children's rooms, should choose green environmental protection materials.


Article 12: Add or remove clothes in time - adapt to the external environment


Babies love to get sick when they are cold or hot. Therefore, clothes for the baby should be moderate, generally the same as adults. If you touch the back of the neck damp, it means that clothes wear more, to take off one; If the hand is cool, it means that you are wearing less, and you should add clothes.


Article 13: Good family atmosphere - stimulate immune vitality


Good mood can stimulate the vitality of the immune system, so as to play a full role in protecting the body. Parents create a harmonious family atmosphere for their baby, which can help the baby's immunity to stay in good condition.


After having a baby, parents are most worried about getting sick. These simple methods in life can improve your baby's immunity and reduce the number of illnesses.