This is a discussion on baby falls sick after each outing! sigh! within the Baby, Toddler, Child Health Concerns forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; My baby.. now 16 mths, falls sick so often... especially after a trip out... for instance, a trip to the ...
My baby.. now 16 mths, falls sick so often... especially after a trip out... for instance, a trip to the zoo, even after a swim at a relative's condo pool! Either he starts running a fever for no reason, or he starts to have running nose followed by blocked nose/ fever. It's like he's sick again after just having recovered... everytime he's sick, it's more sleepless nights for me cos he would be waking so often, like half-hourly or hourly through the night! :O
His immune system is rather weak. Anyone's baby the same and what did you do to help boost your 's immunity?
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Yes, agree that baby's imunity somehow tested when out..
Well, I'm one of the few (daring) mommy who feed my kids supplement since they'r full month..
Immune system needs to be bombarded by the different viruses to increase immune system. Added vitamins like some say Vit c, cod liver oil etc actually boast the immune system to combat the daily viruses that the little kiddo face daily.
basically is a phase they need to go through either earlier or later only.
Supplements hmm there is different studies
some studies states that baby on full breast milk should be given supllements, while those on full FM DO NOT give supplements till at least after 2yrs old.
As FM is highly fortified with vitamins already. If growing well, the too high a vitamins will be either excreted out by the baby or will pose increase stress on their liver.
If your baby falls sick so often, then I would avoid going to crowded places for at least a month. So as to give the baby more time for full recovery, give the immune system some time to recover and develop.
Same as aby, I also give supplements, but after 2-3 yrs of age. But what I give is not the same as aby.
My in-laws are planning a trip to Taiwan in Dec and we are still considering if we wanna join. My main worry is what if baby falls sick during the 7-day trip???? Sigh! Then , I still need to pump/express at least twice during the day......... how to go on holiday ? Any suggestions?
Sleepymama, give supps below 1yo is strong NOT recommended...but since your boi is 16mths old, it is up to you if you wanna give supplements or not...
but you must also bear in mind not to over supplement or create an imbalance in nutrients...onli give what is necessary n in proper dosages....
if you r interested, i have 2 supps to recd to boost immune system....you can PM me
Wait for another yr or so then go on hols, you would enjoy it more