The growing child- Immunization

lucib30 By lucib30, 25th Dec 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The time that this is due is a balance between the probability of your baby catching the natural infection , and the body’s ability to cope with immunizations.


A newborn baby, particularly if he or she is breast-feed, has a protection (immunity) which is transmitted from the mother, against various infections. This protection lasts for only a few weeks. Your baby than has to develop his or her own immunity. This ability to develop immunity begins at the age of three months and than steadily increases during the succeeding few months. This is why a series of immunizations has to be given to build up a protection. The schedule that your pediatrician advises you to follow is built on the balance of experience.


Because you know your child in health and sickness, you are probably the first to realize when an illness starts. Your cheerful, enthusiastic child becomes tearful and quiet at the one set of illness. A child on the verge of illness, like an overtired child, may rebel against the idea of giving up a game, or going to bed.

Young children find it difficult to explain what is the matter with them. Vomiting and diarrhea are obvious signs of illness, but your child may not mention a headache or sore throat. Symptoms can be misleading, for example, aching limbs or stomach-ache may be cause of tonsillitis or influenza. A child with a high fever may feel hot and seem sleepy , but yet complain of nothing.

When your child is sick, he or she needs your care, and loses the desire for independence. Extra attention often helps in these circumstances.

Your relationship with your child is an example to him or her of how to make friends with others on an understanding of personal consideration and affection, humor, and shared interest. Your child become a a close and loving friend, independent, but still able to turn to you for the wisdom and understanding that comes form your age and experience. This is strong evidence that you have been a successful parent.

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