Infant nutrition tips to follow now for a healthy future
By Dr. Tanya Altmann
The first few months of parenthood come with a handful of unknowns. Is my baby healthy? Is my baby growing, gaining weight, and developing appropriately? Parents often wonder what their baby will be like when he or she grows up and there’s no better feeling than knowing you’re setting your little one up for a healthy life.
Here are 4 tips to help your baby’s metabolism and immune system develop strong and healthy:
When it comes to infant nutrition, breast milk is best. Breastfeeding is recommended as the best source of nutrition during the first few months of life and is beneficial for both mom and baby. Breast milk provides protection against viruses and studies show that breastfed babies have fewer ear and respiratory tract infections. Breastfed babies are also at lower risk for many childhood diseases, including obesity.
Build up the immune system early with the right probiotics
A healthy gut is the foundation for a lifetime of good health and some probiotics can help you get there. We know breast milk is the ideal source of nutrition for babies, but it’s also food for good gut bacteria. However, 97 percent of babies in the U.S. today are missing the key good bacteria B. infantis and experiencing an imbalance in the gut bacteria that’s linked to higher risk for eczema, allergies, diabetes, and obesity.
By giving your baby Evivo, a once-daily probiotic that you mix with a small amount of breast milk, the levels of good gut bacteria are restored to a balanced state. It’s a simple and safe way to strengthen your baby’s immune system and metabolism before you introduce other sources of nutrition. Evivo is the only probiotic clinically proven to restore and protect baby’s gut.