This is a very stressful time for parents of young children, fathers-to-be and pregnant women. That’s why Nutricia is sharing the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendations on how to protect you and your baby since you are their primary source of contact with the outside world. By following the WHO’s guidance, you can limit the risk of spreading the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Expecting a new baby can make our thoughts turn to the future, and what it might hold. The arrival of Cornonavirus may have added an extra layer of concern to those thoughts. However, there is no evidence to date that pregnant women are at a higher risk being infected.
Facts on pregnancy and feeding premature babies
Each year 15 million infants are born premature, that is around 1 in 10 infants are born prematurely1. Here are facts and advice on pregnancy and feeding this vulnerable group of babies.
7 ways to protect your baby
Nutricia shares the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendations on how to protect you and your baby since you are their primary source of contact with the outside world.
Healthy eating to support your baby’s immune system
A healthy balanced diet is key in promoting a healthy immune system. From the moment your child is born, breastmilk is the best source of nutrition, providing all the necessary nutrients and factors, including antibodies that support their immune system. When you start weaning, a wide range of nutrient-rich foods, including good sources of prebiotics, will help build your child’s natural defences and contribute to their long-term health
Five things to do for a healthy happy tummy
Your child is on an incredible journey, constantly learning new skills and transforming before your eyes. Every day nutrients help them grow and develop. And whilst every parent wants their little one to eat well, sleep and fill their nappy regularly, babies and toddlers can be sensitive, sometimes having problems with feeding and digestion.
Digestive health is vital, protecting a child from viruses and germs on the outside, and strengthening their immunities on the inside. Here are five things you can do to help your child develop a healthy and happy tummy.
Facemasks and a sensitive skin
Your child might have to wear a facemask if going outdoors; these can sometimes cause the skin to become irritated. If they start to have an allergic reaction, please consult your doctor or health visitor. The following tips help to avoid a facemask allergy or help it doesn’t get worse.
Tips for organizing family life
During this time, there are a lot of questions arising on how to organize family life. We’ve consulted with Life Coach (LBV, an Italian company) to bring tips on making the most of your time at home, inspired by ideas from classic management theories.
We’ve developed a quiz to help you understand the viruses, bacteria and microscopic fungi your baby may come into contact with. Here are 8 questions along with their simple answers:
Myths versus Facts
With the Coronavirus many stories go around. Sometimes it can be difficult to tell what is true and what is not true. Discover myths and facts on the Coronavirus in relation to prevention, transmission, protection and detection.
Frequently Asked Questions
To further help you, Nutricia included answers from the WHO to the most frequently asked questions about pregnancy, breastfeeding, babies between 0 and 6 months, children between 6 to 12 months and bottle-feeding.
- Howson, et al (Eds.). Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth. 2012. World Health Organisation. Geneva, Switzerland.