Every parent wants the best growth and development for their children. Naturally, if every parent provides special protection to the little one, namely by strengthening the body’s defense system, so that the little one is free to play and explore the surrounding environment.
A healthy immune system (resilient) is able to recognize and provide the right immune response, have a memory of previous resistance, and be able to adapt to environmental changes. Well if you do not want your child to be easily attacked by diseases, it is better for smart parents to know the prevention.
The first rule, hand washing. This is the most common way to prevent disease by touch. So, make sure you and others around, wash your hands first, before handling the baby, prepare meals, and after changing the baby’s diaper. Apply this standard to everyone who will carry the Little One.
Alternatively, bring hand sanitizer. Experts as written on the WebMD website explain that alcohol-based hand sanitizers can also work well to get rid of germs. Therefore, make sure you clean your hands with alcohol-based cleaners for 15-20 seconds.
But in addition to the two methods of examination, you also need to know that there are several factors that influence the development of the immune system of the child, namely:
Experts agree, one of the most important ways to protect children’s health from infectious diseases, is with vaccines. The main purpose of the vaccine, to fight the arrival of bad viruses while providing immunity to the new environment after the baby is born.
Vaccines alone are not enough, if your child does not get adequate nutrition or nutrition. Your child needs to have adequate nutrition to increase his endurance (in order to prevent it).
Macro nutrients such as protein have a role in the formation of immune cells, and micro nutrients such as vitamins and minerals play an important role in optimizing the body’s immune function.
Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA, such as DHA and EPA) for example. Nutrition has an important role in the formation of immune cells.
Research also shows that the balance of LCPUFA (Omega 3 and Omega 6) will optimize the maturation of the immune system, regulation of the immune system, and the body’s immune response to stimuli.
In addition, prebiotics such as galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) and fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS), are useful to support the growth of microorganisms that are beneficial to the digestive tract.