Why do babies get sick after weaning? Most mothers do not pay attention to these 4 points

time:2022-12-09 09:41:23source:monlittlebaby.com author:Fever
Why do babies get sick after weaning? Most mothers do not pay attention to these 4 points

Many fathers and mothers have experienced that as soon as the baby is weaned, it seems to be very easy to get sick, or has a fever and a cold for several days, or starts to have diarrhea for no reason, especially the baby who is weaned in autumn and winter, even sick several times a month, eat Medicine has become a "common meal", and parents are also anxious to see their children crying and crying. Therefore, people in the parenting group often remind that weaning should be avoided in autumn and winter to prevent the baby from frequent colds, fever and persistent cough after weaning. Is there any scientific basis for this claim? Why do babies get sick easily after weaning, do we really need to choose a time for weaning?

There are three main reasons why babies get sick after weaning.

The first reason: the baby's immune system is not perfect. The protection of the loss of breast milk The baby's own immune system is gradually established. From birth to 6 months, the active substances obtained by the baby in the mother's womb can help the baby have a better body immunity. After 6 months, the baby establishes its own immune system, which gradually strengthens from about 6 years of age, and does not develop fully until about 15 years old. The so-called antibody is a general term for many immune-related factors. Breast milk "antibodies" are the collective term for immune factors such as lactoferrin, lymphocytes, and immunoglobulins in breast milk. It is said that the immune factors of different mothers are different. The magic is that the mother's body can secrete different breast milk components according to the degree of exposure of the baby's own pathogens to help the baby resist bacterial infection. Therefore, after the baby is weaned, it loses the mother's "tailor-made" antibody protection, and the probability of getting sick increases. The second reason is the inappropriate feeding methods of parents. If the baby does not adapt to formula milk before weaning, or has not developed a good eating habit of complementary food, and suddenly weaning, it is easy to reduce the baby's food intake and cause insufficient nutritional intake. In other words, the baby was not allowed to eat well. The body's resistance will decline, and illness is inevitable. There is another extreme situation, which is always worried that the child will not have enough to eat and overfeed, which will cause the child to have indigestion and get sick easily. The third reason: the way of weaning is too rough, that is, the mother suddenly forced to wean the child. Without a process for the child to gradually accept it, the child will be insecure, nervous, anxious and prone to illness. Knowing the above reasons, we can understand why the baby is easy to get sick after weaning. In fact, from these reasons, weaning a baby has nothing to do with the season, but why do you recommend not weaning your baby in autumn and winter? This is probably because the climate is dry in autumn and winter, viruses and bacteria stick to the air and dust for a longer time, and people are more likely to be infected. Therefore, the baby does not get sick because of weaning in autumn and winter, but in these two seasons, people are more likely to get sick. And if the baby is weaned at this time, plus the baby's resistance is already low, and there is no "tailor-made" antibody protection of breast milk, illness cannot be avoided.

To make the baby less sick after weaning, mothers should pay attention to these points when weaning

1. If the child has severe allergies , It is recommended not to wean the breast milk easily. If the baby's allergy is serious, especially if the allergen has not been identified, it is not recommended to wean the baby, because you have no way to ensure that there will be no allergy to the baby in the milk powder or complementary food. And studies have shown that babies who are exclusively breastfed within 6 months are less likely to develop allergic diseases such as eczema and asthma than formula-fed babies. 2. Don't choose to be weaned when the baby is sick or the family changes. When the baby is sick, the baby's body immunity is already weak. If the mother is weaned at this time, it will be a "double whammy" for the baby. There is also a new environment, a new caregiver, etc. In these cases, the baby needs an adaptation period, and it is recommended not to wean before the adaptation. 3. Pay attention to enriching the variety of complementary foods after weaning. After weaning, the baby needs to work harder on the baby's ration, the variety should be rich, and the taste should be light. In addition, you can use formula or milk (over 1 year old) to replace breast milk. 4. Improve your child's immunity, develop good living habits, and take your baby to the outdoors to bask in the sun and activities, and gradually cultivate your child's good habits such as frequent handwashing and frequent mouthwash to help children improve their resistance and resist the invasion of germs.
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