Why Does An 11 Month Old Baby Often Experience Heat And Cough?
Hello doctor my name is Linda I have a baby aged 11 months, why does my baby get sick easily when he consumes Asi since birth, is there any vitamins for endurance that are allowed for babies at the age of a child? Thank you doctor
Good afternoon Linda, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. In general, it's actually normal for babies to get sick easily. This is because the immune system or the baby's immune system is still not perfect when compared with children or adults. Over time, the body will recognize bacteria or viruses that attack the body, study, and then become more resistant to the next infection.
Breast milk does play a role in increasing endurance, but that does not mean babies who are breastfed are immune from various diseases. If your baby still has factors that increase his risk of falling ill, such as frequent contact with sick people, dirty environment, frequent inhalation of dust, pollution or cigarette smoke, insufficient nutrition, etc., he may still be sick. However, what needs to be understood is that if he does not consume exclusive breastfeeding, the pain can be more frequent, and the recovery can also be longer. You do not need to feel sorry for taking care of your child because various studies have proven its benefits.
In addition, immunization is still needed. Breast milk alone is not enough to support the baby's immune system. The immune system must be assisted with vaccines or immunizations to be better prepared to deal with the disease. Furthermore, there are various types of the disease. The disease you are referring to is not impossible to be a disease that has nothing to do with breast milk, such as allergies. People with allergies, regardless of whether they consume exclusively ASI or not, are fully vaccinated or not, will still experience allergies. So the type of disease also plays a role in determining your child's medical condition.
Our advice, before you decide to give vitamins or other supplements to your child, first check your child to the pediatrician, so that a thorough examination and exploration of a deeper and complete history of your child. Your pediatrician will determine whether the condition of frequent illness is indeed a sign of a serious condition or a journey of maturity of the immune system that must be passed. Not infrequently, children who are relatively often sick during infants and toddlers, are far more resistant to illness when they grow up. By checking directly, it can be seen specific handling of the condition.
Meanwhile, there is no need to worry too much unless your child shows signs of danger, such as weakness, not feeling cheerful, shortness of breath, cold sweating, lazy eating and drinking, and other complaints that indicate he is seriously ill. If there are any of these symptoms, don't hesitate to take them to the nearest hospital emergency room. But if not, fulfill the nutrition by continuing to give milk in the form of breast milk or formula, and don't forget to complete it with complementary foods or complementary foods, given the age above 6 months. In addition, keep away from pollution, clean the living environment and avoid the sick. So, hopefully answering your question.