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At how many weeks is it safe for a newborn to come outside?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Caution for 2mo: Babies are gifted with much of mom's immunity @ birth which provides some protection.They are also exposed to germs @ birth that may wait to cause problems for weeks, some of which cause serious illness. If baby develops a fever in the first 6-8 wks, they are often hospitalized for tests & rx.Keeping them away from sick people can help u avoid a hospital stay.Going out is fine in healthy settings.
Dr. MONIKA Karakattu
17 years experience
38 weeks: 37 to 38 weeks since lungs are mature by tehn .Preferably full term between 39-41 weeks is the ideal time.

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