Keep yourself healthy
- Keeping the mother healthy is the most important way to improve the health of the baby. This is because the baby derives its nutrition and immune support from breast milk. Be sure to eat a healthy diet with plenty of fresh vegetables and high quality fats such as flax and borage seed oils. A good multivitamin and mineral supplement may also help.
Don’t smoke in the house
- Mothers should not smoke or allow others to smoke in the house. A young baby’s lungs are still developing and they need plenty of fresh clean air to breathe.
Child-proof your home
- Your child will soon learn to crawl, and will certainly get into everything. Go through your home and make certain that everything is secure and safe for a small child.