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#1 of 2 Old 09-19-2013, 05:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We have a pretty easy 2.5w. He was born late and is huge so he looks sturdy. Have taken him to dinners, movie, our CSA farm for a picnic, and to visit my grandmother in her posh nursing home. Today at his 2w appt I asked the Dr about taking him to nursing home and he seemed very skeptical. And very concerned about baby's immune system. We wash our hands lots, but i haven't been vigilant about insisting that others do, too. I will certainly be better about it going forward.

How do you balance newborn's compromised immune system with your own needs to get out and be social?
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I don't worry about it much. I figure whatever she picks up will be passed to me and since I'm nursing, I'll start making antibodies for it to help her. I practice good basic hygiene and leave it at that. I have a 2.5 year old who is a germ magnet so odds are, big sis has already exposed us to most germs that are around.
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