Immunity Supporting Tips for Busy Moms

A well-rounded immune system is essential for stopping lurking pathogens for the health and safety of both the mother and child. You continuously stay vigilant between your other duties and childcare, especially during crucial seasons so that no one gets sick. Here are 3, including good nutrition and immunity supporting solutions for busy moms.1


Serve more fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables are not only tasty, but the more vibrant the variety, the more they support the immune system. The reason is because they are rich in carotenoids, vitamin A and E.1, 2 These are nutrients with antioxidant properties that promote the production of infection fighting white blood cells. For boosting metabolism and building immune cells, selenium and omega fatty acids food sources have to include nuts, cheese, eggs, lean meat, and fish because they are best from animal products.1, 3

If concentrating on regular food is a bit much at first due to your busy schedule, scientifically formulated maternal nutritional supplements like Similac MUM can help. It can support your nutritional breastfeeding or pregnancy needs without causing excessive weight gain.6 For a complete and balanced immunity support, Similac MUM has a unique combination of prebiotics (scFOS), Zinc, (Antioxidant) Vitamin C, E, and Selenium as a part of the scientific formulation of 27 essential nutrients.5

Family Exercises and Mommy “Me” Time

As much as the children’s health is important, taking care of a mother’s own health is essential. It is what will make her the best. Because children spend with their parents in leisure time, incorporate time for family physical activity sessions like hide and seek, run, and tag games, or play catch with footballs. Physical activity increases blood flow that has anti-inflammatory benefits to boost the immune system by helping infection-fighting nutrients & cells get around the body faster. Between all of this, stress management for the mother is important, so remember to never feel bad about wanting to take a break and do your favorite activities for stress management.1, 2

Getting Good Rested Sleep for Both

For both mother and child, sleep deprivation has similar side effects. Sleep deprivation makes a mother tired and child irritable. With this irritability, it adds to stress and stress further affects sleeping pattern and quality of life. And also, poor sleep quality hinders the body’s ability to produce certain proteins that help fight infections.3 Do not neglect your own rest as if you ever fall ill, that is one less person to properly care for your child in the family. Depending on age, children should get 8 to 14 hours of sleep, while an average adult needs 7 to 9 hours.3, 4

The child and the mother’s health are a team effort, and all must do whatever to promote healthy eating, good exercising, and sleep quality. Good nutrition requires choosing fresh ingredients, but sometimes nutritional supplements like Similac MUM can provide the extra support a busy mother needs. Similar for children, when food alone is not enough, Similac Gain IQ HMO Liquid (Ready to Drink) can help. It has a unique blend of HMO and nucleotides that support your child’s natural body immune system.7, 8 With additional 10 key brain nutrients (AA, Omega 3 & 6, Taurine, Choline, Iron, Iodine, Folic Acid, Vitamin B1 and B12) to support brain growth.9 The unique Eye Q Plus in Similac Gain IQ HMO Liquid contains a unique combination of DHA, Lutein and Natural Vitamin E which support vision and brain development.10, 11

To experience the full range of Similac nutrition, please visit Similac Myanmar today to sign up for samples.5,12


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  8. Buck R et al. 2004
  9. Schaller et al 2004
  10. Auestad,Halter et al.2001,
  11. Auestad,Scott et al.2003