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How early can you take an infant out into the world on the regular?
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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Preventive care
I recommend that babies born at term and w/o complications be rather sheltered for the first 2 months after birth, especially in the winter season, where a common cold or flu could potentially cause significant respiratory distress in a young baby that would require hospitalization.
If your baby is a former preemie, she needs special care at home and should be sheltered even longer than 2 months.

In brief: Preventive care
I recommend that babies born at term and w/o complications be rather sheltered for the first 2 months after birth, especially in the winter season, where a common cold or flu could potentially cause significant respiratory distress in a young baby that would require hospitalization.
If your baby is a former preemie, she needs special care at home and should be sheltered even longer than 2 months.
Dr. Willa Terry
Dr. Willa Terry
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Safely at about 8 wk
Newborns are born with very little immune function except the antibodies passed from mom thru umbilical cord to baby.
Gradually, newborns immune system begins to function and produce antibodies. At about 3 months old, the infant has also had vaccines and has now begun to produce antibodies to these life threatening diseases. Avoid persons who are ill and could cause fever in infant for 1st 3 mo.

In brief: Safely at about 8 wk
Newborns are born with very little immune function except the antibodies passed from mom thru umbilical cord to baby.
Gradually, newborns immune system begins to function and produce antibodies. At about 3 months old, the infant has also had vaccines and has now begun to produce antibodies to these life threatening diseases. Avoid persons who are ill and could cause fever in infant for 1st 3 mo.
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Right Away
Minimize exposure to other people, because this is the primary source of infectious spread.
Fresh air does not harbor too many infectious agents.Obviously there are weather extremes in temperature and moisture.But a bit of daily outside time is ok from day 1.

In brief: Right Away
Minimize exposure to other people, because this is the primary source of infectious spread.
Fresh air does not harbor too many infectious agents.Obviously there are weather extremes in temperature and moisture.But a bit of daily outside time is ok from day 1.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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