Being pregnant with your baby is a very different thing from actually taking care of your baby after giving birth. The moment that umbilical cord is cut, your baby is independently living in the outside world. Your babyâ€™s body systems are already fully functioning and no longer depend on you to directly supply the protection and nutrition from the life cord attached to you. The safety of your womb is no longer there for your baby so you now have to strengthen every ounce of protection that you can possibly provide. You can do this by giving baby vitamins.