How does your baby get sickle cell disease after birth?

They don't: Sickle cell disease is congenital. However, babies are born with enough fetal hemoglobin in their red cells to prevent sickle crises immediately; as fh levels decrease with age, the disease gets more severe.
At conception !!! SS disease is in place as soon as a baby is conceived.When they receive a faulty SS gene from both parents, they are destined to develop symptoms after birth.They don't catch it like a germ.

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