my baby is 2yrs 10 months old and she is suffering from viral fever. Medicines Iam giving but I just need 2 know is there any home remedy to deal with it? What should I give her to increase her immunity power as she does not take proper diet. Iam much worried please do help me out?nutrition Corner
Repeated attacks of infection indicate that baby's immune system is weak. If baby is exposed to dust, pets and smoke particularly cigarette smoke, it can increase the risk of getting infection. Babies put on various antibiotics can also weaken their immune system. Kindly check on all these. Make sure that baby is kept away from sick people, also friends or relatives visiting baby should wash hands before picking up the baby. Keep baby well hydrated and lastly breast feed baby for as long as you can as this will definitely help to boost immunity. To boost baby's immunity, include variety of colored fruits and veggies, LIKE. Carrots, green beans, sweet potatoes, yellow pumpkin, greens, oranges, all contain immunity-boosting phytonutrients as vitamin C and carotenoids, which help baby to fight germ and infection. Including egg and lean meat and beans is another way of boosting immunity. Also including Yogurt or baby food with probiotics added to boost baby’s immunity. Make sure that baby is getting enough of healthy fats like omega 3, which are available from foods like, flax seeds, powdered nuts and fatty fish like salmon. Deficiency of Vitamin D can also weaken immune system. Lastly check your baby's iron levels as low iron levels can also trigger infection and in case of deficiency baby should be put under appropriate supplementation.