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A baby’s immune system takes time to develop fully, which is why it’s so important to ensure it gets a helping hand from the right nutrients. If you’re breastfeeding, key nutrients and protective factors like antibodies come directly from your breastmilk. Your breastmilk will also provide prebiotic oligosaccharides, which encourage the growth of healthy bacteria to protect them.

This section looks at how your baby’s immune system operates; how everything from a natural childbirth to immunisation against diseases can help to boost it.

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    Teething pain affects most babies at some stage during their first year. It can disrupt your baby’s routine and lead to sleepless nights for you all. Learn about the symptoms of teething and how to ease your baby’s discomfort.

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    Although some immunisations have courted controversy in the past, making sure your baby is immunised is still the most important way to protect them from some diseases. Still, lots of mums worry that the injections themselves will cause their baby pain – but it’s usually over in a second and very few babies experience any serious side effects.

    This article will explain the importance of immunisation – read on to learn more about why and when you should immunise your baby to help safeguard their health as they grow.

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    Common baby feeding issues

    For a new mum it can be worrying when your baby doesn’t seem to be feeding as well as you’d expect, or they cry for long periods of time due to colic. It’s natural to think there’s something wrong, but often the problem is nothing serious and can be quickly remedied.

    This article looks at the possible problems you and your baby may experience during feeding – such as colic, vomiting, diarrhoea and food allergies and intolerances – along with the potential causes and the solutions. Hopefully it will help you get to the root of the problem so you can both get back to enjoying feeding time.

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    Premature Babies

    Caring for your premature baby.
    If your baby is born prematurely, it’s likely to be a shock and you’ll naturally be worried about their wellbeing. Read about forming strong bonds with your premature baby, expressing your milk to provide necessary nourishment and immunity, and why their early arrival doesn’t necessarily mean late development.

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    Iron deficiency

    Your baby needs specific nutrients to support their development. One such nutrient is iron, which is essential for healthy blood. Although babies are born with natural stores of iron, these start to run out at around 6 months, so you’ll need to make sure your baby’s diet is rich in iron to avoid them developing anaemia. Read on to find out more about how you can ensure your baby gets enough iron.

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If there’s anything you’re unsure about, we’re here to point you in the right direction!