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How can I protect my two week old baby from a childhood illness?
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In brief: Breast feed and..
Breast feeding is the best way to offer protection to a baby, this way you give your infant antibodies and help his immature immune system. The second line of defense is to keep your baby home, away form sick people as long as you can.

In brief: Breast feed and..
Breast feeding is the best way to offer protection to a baby, this way you give your infant antibodies and help his immature immune system. The second line of defense is to keep your baby home, away form sick people as long as you can.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
In brief: Limit exposure
Remember that illnesses don't spread by magic.
Nor do you get sick by cold weather or wet hair or forgetting to wear a jacket (sorry grandma). You get sick by getting germs from other people. Stay away from crowded places, especially those where people want to touch and see baby (church or family gatherings). Limit a couple visitors at time, no young children, and have people wash hands!

In brief: Limit exposure
Remember that illnesses don't spread by magic.
Nor do you get sick by cold weather or wet hair or forgetting to wear a jacket (sorry grandma). You get sick by getting germs from other people. Stay away from crowded places, especially those where people want to touch and see baby (church or family gatherings). Limit a couple visitors at time, no young children, and have people wash hands!
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Immunity
Your baby will have some immunity from mom protecting him/her for the first weeks after birth.
However, you can avoid some risk of illness by planning ahead. Frequent hand washing or sanitizing gel can decrease the passage of common germs. Outings to the store are better at off hours. By the time baby has had the first set of vaccines he/she is ready for a public event.

In brief: Immunity
Your baby will have some immunity from mom protecting him/her for the first weeks after birth.
However, you can avoid some risk of illness by planning ahead. Frequent hand washing or sanitizing gel can decrease the passage of common germs. Outings to the store are better at off hours. By the time baby has had the first set of vaccines he/she is ready for a public event.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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