By instinct, you know how to protect your own baby, through holding him between your arms to provide comfort or by dressing him up in warm clothes when it is cold outside. But unfortunately, you will not be able to protect him from everything. To fight germs we hate so much, your child will depend on his own natural immune system.
The immune system
Your child’s immune system is complete.
At birth, your baby’s immune system is not fully developed yet because he was in your womb in a sterile environment protected by you, and the intestinal germs almost did not exist at all.
Fortunately, your antibodies that are transported to him in the womb during pregnancy protect him in the first months of his life from germs and viruses, which we call active immunity.
Breastfeeding provides time for these benefits and helps digestive flora to develop in the intestines (naturally present in the intestines) which is rich in Bifidus bacteria, which we consider to be the child's first lines of defense.
This will develop your child's immune system and complete its maturity at about four years of age.
A helping hand
Your child needs a simple helping hand once he turns 6 months old.
And the stage of starting to introduce solid foods to your baby can be considered a difficult period. Because when you offer him new types of food, this may cause a change in the composition of intestinal germs. It remains weaker and may cause some digestive disorders.
This is also at an age in which your child will want to touch everything he sees and put it in his mouth. This is because communication with the outside world increases frequently and at this time your child starts to discover the life of the community and will want to participate in everything. And some of these are viruses!
These are just a few good reasons to offer enough protection to your child.
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