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Is it safe to take my newborn into public?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Babies get a boost of immunity from mom thru the umbilical cord, & breast milk adds more.
They are relatively resistant to illness, yet avoid exposure to simple illness. Dangerous germs like b strep may transfer to baby at birth & cause infection days or wks later. So any <2mo with fever is usually hospitalized. Limiting public trips may avoid a simple fever that might force a hospital stay.

In brief: Yes

Babies get a boost of immunity from mom thru the umbilical cord, & breast milk adds more.
They are relatively resistant to illness, yet avoid exposure to simple illness. Dangerous germs like b strep may transfer to baby at birth & cause infection days or wks later. So any <2mo with fever is usually hospitalized. Limiting public trips may avoid a simple fever that might force a hospital stay.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

But avoid crowded public places, especially during the cold/flu season in your area.

In brief: Yes

But avoid crowded public places, especially during the cold/flu season in your area.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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