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Immunization for new born babies, best place to put injection is on the buttocks or on the arm. is it risky to put on buttocks?

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Placement of shots: Actually I prefer the front of the thigh. There is not enough muscle mass in the arm and the buttocks have large vessels and nerves that are difficult to avoid in small babies.

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Last updated May 17, 2015

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