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When is it safe to travel with a new baby?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends on situation

During a stint in the military, i routeinly discharged newborns that traveled to the airport for a flight back to the us for their first month or two before returning to japan.
They traveled better than most toddlers or older kids.Considerations such as infectious exposure in transit, risk at the destination & availability of health care factor in. Live life but plan ahead to protect baby.

In brief: Depends on situation

During a stint in the military, i routeinly discharged newborns that traveled to the airport for a flight back to the us for their first month or two before returning to japan.
They traveled better than most toddlers or older kids.Considerations such as infectious exposure in transit, risk at the destination & availability of health care factor in. Live life but plan ahead to protect baby.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine

In brief: Soon after birth

The major issue is that when you are traveling, you are around other people with illnesses.
In the first 2 months of life you want to be especially careful with exposing your child to others who are sick. Your baby otherwise can handle travel, but just be ready for frequent breaks for feeds!

In brief: Soon after birth

The major issue is that when you are traveling, you are around other people with illnesses.
In the first 2 months of life you want to be especially careful with exposing your child to others who are sick. Your baby otherwise can handle travel, but just be ready for frequent breaks for feeds!
Dr. Matt Pflieger
Dr. Matt Pflieger
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