It takes three years for a woman's body to recover from pregnancy, delivery and lactation. The early months of postpartum recovery can be a roller coaster of emotions, energy and physical recovery. Tissues have to heal, muscles have to strengthen and hormones have to rebalance all while caretaking for the demands of a newborn. Proper nutrition is important for ensuring good development of a newborn's brain and nervous system, immune system and skeletal system. A strong, proactive immune system supported by proper nutritional supplementation helps to avoid allergy symptoms in a young child.