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Is there a way to prevent my baby from having fever after her vaccination?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: ?necessary for what?
Fever, if it occurs is a normal stress response & allows babies system to adjust to the increased metabolic demands of the vaccine.
Increased blood flow caused by a mild fever lets baby move into high gear & accept & adjust to the stress.If baby maintains a normal feeding pattern they are fine to be left alone. If you must, use Acetaminophen but only if baby is awake.

In brief: ?necessary for what?
Fever, if it occurs is a normal stress response & allows babies system to adjust to the increased metabolic demands of the vaccine.
Increased blood flow caused by a mild fever lets baby move into high gear & accept & adjust to the stress.If baby maintains a normal feeding pattern they are fine to be left alone. If you must, use Acetaminophen but only if baby is awake.
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