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How does prebiotics improve immunity in babies? What can be given as prebiotics to 7 months old baby.



Prebiotics act as food for the good bacteria present in the baby's intestine. This helps the bacteria grow. When the good bacteria grows it inhibits the growth of bad/pathogenic bacteria and thus boost the baby's immunity. With this it also promotes softer stools in babies. Prebiotics also help reduce the incidence of allergy in children who are suseptible to developing allergies. Studies indicate prebiotics to be helpful in reducing the incidence and severity of diarrhea and illness, especially cold, cough and fever in babies.
For 7month old baby u can give dahi, banana, apple, breastfeeding or prebiotics rich FM.


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