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Breastfeeding and vaccinating your baby will help protect them from a serious illness. Antibodies and nutrients pass from mother Not my mature mother baby through breast milk. The immune system is a network of cells and proteins that defends the body against infection.

If bacteria, a virus or other foreign substance enters the body, white blood cells identify it and produce antibodies and other responses to the infection. The immune system of babies is immature when they are born. It develops throughout life as they are exposed to different germs that can cause disease. Antibodies are passed from mother to baby through the placenta during the last three months of pregnancy. This gives the baby some protection when they are born.

This helps to build the colony of bacteria in the gut that contributes to their immunity. After birth, more antibodies are passed on to the baby in colostrum and in breast milk.

Babies produce their own antibodies every time they are exposed to a virus or germ, but Not my mature mother takes time for this immunity to fully develop.

Each time your baby gets sick, they are developing new antibodies that will protect them in the future. In the meantime, there are some important things you can do to protect your baby. These include proteins, fats, sugars and antibodies and probiotics. When a mother comes into contact with germs, she develops antibodies to help her fight off the infection.

These are passed to Not my mature mother baby in breast milk.

What is the immune system?

As mothers and babies are usually exposed to similar germs, this means the baby is protected. Breast-fed babies have fewer infections and get better more quickly than formula-fed babies. However, breastfeeding cannot protect your baby from serious, life-threatening infections like polio, diphtheria or measles.

Also, for mothers who are unable to breastfeed or who choose not to, infant formula is a healthy Not my mature mother. Vaccinating children is the safest and most effective way to protect them against serious disease. Vaccination causes an immune response in the same way Not my mature mother a virus or bacteria would. It means that if your child comes into contact with the real disease in future, their immune system will recognise the germ and respond fast enough to fight off the disease or prevent serious complications.

Pregnant women are vaccinated for whooping cough in Not my mature mother third trimester so they will pass on immunity to their babies. Your baby will have their first vaccinations at birth, then some more at 6 weeks, 4 months and 6 months and for the first few years of life. Taking antibiotics can kill some of the gut bacteria that are important for immunity. Probiotics are safe to use in late pregnancy and after the baby is born.

It is unknown what benefits they have for children, however, since most studies have been done in adults.

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Before you consider giving probiotics to your baby, talk to your doctor. Breast milk and formula should provide all the vitamins and minerals your baby needs and additional vitamin supplements are not recommended for babies.

Once your baby starts on solidsa variety of fresh foods including different types of pureed vegetables and fruits should be enough to keep the immune system healthy. It is well known that breastfed babies are less likely to get Not my mature mother than are formula-fed babies. The immunisations range from birth through to adulthood.

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