Thursday, April 20, 2023

Causes and symptoms of weak immunity in your infant

Infant immunity:

In his early life, the infant needs to build and support his immunity properly, as he relies on his immune system to prevent infection with many diseases and germs. The child acquires his immunity in the first place while he is still a fetus from his mother.

The more the pregnant mother has strong immunity, the greater her chances of having a strong immune child as well, and then the child gains his immunity after that from breastfeeding, as breastfeeding helps in particular to enhance and strengthen his immunity.

Reasons for weak infant immunity:

There are many reasons for weak infant immunity, including the following:
  • If one of the parents or one of them has an immune disease, then the child inherits the immunodeficiency from either of them.
  • Late detection of bacterial infection due to the lack of periodic examination of the infant, which leads to weak immunity.
  • Inadequate care of the infant, such as not washing hands with soap and water before handling or feeding him.
  • Constantly kissing the infant on the face is one of the fastest ways to transmit infection, as your child is highly vulnerable to infection.
  • Relying on giving your baby formula instead of natural milk may be one of the reasons for weak immunity.

Symptoms of weak immunity in an infant:

The child suffered a severe and significant decrease in weight.
  • Influenza and bronchitis continuously.
  • Exposure to skin injuries such as sporadic infections in the body and the appearance of rashes, boils and pimples.
  • Paleness and yellowness of the face.
  • The child sleeps for long hours and notices that his motor skills are not developed compared to other children of the same age.
  • Inflammation of the thyroid gland.
  • Poor appetite and unwillingness to take or not complete feedings or meals.
  • Infection with anemia.