Neonatal Sepsis Prevention
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How to Prevent Neonatal Sepsis
To reduce your baby's chance of getting neonatal sepsis, your doctor may take the following steps:
- If you have given birth to a baby with neonatal sepsis before, your doctor may give you antibiotics close to your due date. This can kill dangerous bacteria in the birth canal before the baby is exposed to it.
- The doctor can test you for the bacteria before your due date and give you antibiotics to get rid of it if needed.
- Breastfeeding may also help prevent sepsis in some infants.
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