When a woman becomes pregnant, she has to face various physical, mental and emotional changes.
It is normal to feel stressed due to hormonal changes. But if a woman suffers from depression while she is pregnant, it lowers the immunity of her unborn baby.
According to a recent survey, mental health is directly linked to a baby’s immune system.
A woman’s mental health during pregnancy directly affects the development of the baby’s immune system.
The surveyors examined the health records of 1,043 mothers and infants in one survey. The new study was conducted by pediatricians at the University of Alberta. The survey asked mothers about their mood during pregnancy and after childbirth.
Women who reported depression during the first three months of pregnancy or before and after childbirth had only half the immunity of their babies compared to babies whose mothers had a normal mental state during pregnancy.
What is special is that the symptoms of depression in those women were not so much that they needed any kind of treatment.
If a child suffers from colds, coughs, ear infections, stomach upsets and other health problems, it means that the child’s immune system is weakened.
Breastfeeding boosts a baby’s immune system
The most important thing to increase the baby’s immunity is to breastfeed. When breastfeeding a baby, it contains all kinds of proteins and fats. Things the baby needs to stay healthy. Breastfeeding strengthens the baby’s immune system.
Also, green vegetables are rich in vitamins A, B, C, iron, calcium and fiber. Which helps the body to increase its immunity.
Fruits and vegetables such as apples, carrots, broccoli, kiwis, melons, strawberries, etc. should be included in the diet to increase the child’s immunity.
Risk of various diseases due to low immunity
According to the surveyors, low immunity means that children are at risk of respiratory or gastrointestinal infections as well as asthma and allergies. Due to which the risk of autoimmune diseases like depression, obesity, diabetes may increase.
Newborns need 18 hours of sleep
Newborns need 1.8 hours of sleep. As children get older, they need 10 to 14 hours of sleep a night. Vitamin D also boosts immunity. So children need to be exposed to the sun, which helps them get enough vitamin D. As much as possible, do not give too much antibiotics. Excessive use of such drugs weakens the immune system.