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newborn 411

How to Prevent Infections


  1. Keep your baby away from any and all sick people until the first set of vaccines, which occurs at 6-8 weeks of life.
  2. Make sure everyone washes his or her hands before touching your baby.
  3. It is best to avoid crowds during this time as tiny respiratory droplets that hang in the air for quite some time transmit many illnesses.
  4. Fever in a newborn is never normal and always a cause for concern!
  5. If your baby is 12 weeks or younger and has a temp of 100.4 F or higher, give us a call immediately.
  6. Rectal temperatures are the only accurate temperatures for the first year of life.
  7. Do not give any acetaminophen if your baby has a fever.
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