5 doctors weighed in:

Do babies get sepsis?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: They can

Mothers transfer antibodies through the placenta.
This gives babies transient protection for many minor illnesses.However, babies remain vulnerable to variety of bacteria. These can enter the birth canal & the bag of waters when it opens.If these germs enter babies nasal passages or lungs during labor or delivery, they can later enter the blood & cause sepsis.

In brief: They can

Mothers transfer antibodies through the placenta.
This gives babies transient protection for many minor illnesses.However, babies remain vulnerable to variety of bacteria. These can enter the birth canal & the bag of waters when it opens.If these germs enter babies nasal passages or lungs during labor or delivery, they can later enter the blood & cause sepsis.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most sepsis...

...Comes from bacteria normally present in mouth, nose or stool.
When a bacteria penetrates into a blood vessel and starts multiplying, this is called sepsis.

In brief: Most sepsis...

...Comes from bacteria normally present in mouth, nose or stool.
When a bacteria penetrates into a blood vessel and starts multiplying, this is called sepsis.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors