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How to protect an infant from getting covid-19?

My baby is 2 months old and I am scared for her. How to protect an infant from getting covid-19?

2 Answers

You protect your infant from Covid 19 the same way that you protect her from all of the other seasonal respiratory viruses that we see every year. Breastfeeding is the best way to help your infant be healthy and grow into a healthy child/adult. If someone is ill with respiratory symptoms, that person should stay away from others, including your infant. As she gets older, feed her a healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, stay away from processed or packaged foods. Make sure that she gets lots of fresh air and sunshine and is age-appropriately physically active every day. Avoid all exposures to tobacco smoke.

Shelley C. Springer, MD, MBA, MSc, JD, FAAP
Take the proper precautions as recommended by the CDC and local public health departments everywhere for yourself and your baby will be safe.