Even in normal course of things, one of the most frequently asked questions by moms in doctors’ offices is how I strengthen my baby's immune system.

Practicing a Healthy Diet

When your doctor says that it is necessary for your little one to "eat well," it does not refer to the quantity only, but rather the specific nutrients that your child needs, which, of course, are present in the foods that you can feed your child daily.

Your baby's body needs a whole range of nutrients that you may already know, including proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fats and prebiotics.

All of these nutrients are important and should be in your baby's diet. If you are breastfeeding, rest easy: your milk contains all these elements in the quantity and proportion that your little one requires.

If your little one has progressed to eating solid foods, it’s important that their diet provide all the necessary nutrients, not only for strengthening their immune system, but also for nourishing the rest of their body.

Of the nutrients mentioned above, prebiotics help support the immune system (that doesn’t mean that other nutrients are less important).

  • Prebiotics are any component that favors the proliferation of microorganisms good for the human body. Most of these microorganisms are found in the digestive system, which plays an important role in the functioning of the immune system. Prebiotics not only help with good digestion, but they also help support your little one's immune health.

As always, ask your doctor about the specific foods that you can give your baby to increase their consumption of important nutrients in the right amounts.

In addition to giving your baby the right foods to help support his immune health, ensure you practice preventive hygiene measures to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

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