Healthy and balanced diet is of utmost importance for your baby / child especially in todayâ€™s times. Whatever your child eats and drinks can affect his / her bodyâ€™s ability to prevent, fight as well as recover from infections.
Also, infant nutrition should be suitable and adequate as it is fundamental to the babyâ€™s continued health, right from birth through adulthood. Correct and appropriate feeding in the first two years of life is particularly important, for the babyâ€™s good health, reducing incidence of infections, reducing the risk of recurrent and chronic diseases later and promoting optimum mental and physical development.
Definitely no foods or dietary supplements can prevent or cure COVID-19 infection, however, healthy diets are important for optimizing their immune systems.
Healthy diet for babies is giving exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months, with the gradual introduction of nutritious and safe foods to complement breast milk from the age 6 months to 2 years and beyond. We would also like to emphasize that special nutritional care needs to be taken of the breast feeding mother as well, as the baby will get all his nutrition from her. Children require a healthy and balanced diet for enhancing their growth and development.