Are babies immune systems strong?

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  • D
    Lv 7
    4 years ago
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    A newborn will have some immunity that they got from their mom, but don't have a strong functioning immune system of their own for several months. Breast feeding will also help to pass antibodies to baby, but it will be awhile before baby is efficiently making their own. That is why a simple infection in a newborn can be a real medical crisis, while an older child would be able to fight it off without incident.

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  • 4 years ago

    Not especially. They will have some immunity from mom, and breastfeeding will help, but babies should not be out in the general public very much until after their first set of immunizations.

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  • 4 years ago

    They are born with some of their mothers immunities. They acquire others as they grow and are exposed to the world.

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  • 4 years ago

    Not really. Thant's why breastmilk strengthens their immunity.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    If they are fed breast milk instead of articifically made milk such as Similac, their immunity improves later on. Breast milk is known to protect infants from diseases and prevents allergies later on for some.

    ~dewan~

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  • Ariel
    Lv 6
    4 years ago

    Depends on the immune system of the mother

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I doubt, babies are just sperms that are kept 9 months inside women's bellies, that's why they are idiots, but males stupidity is cured around ages 17/18/19, depends on his testosterone level, while that of females remains 4ever

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  • 4 years ago

    Nope. Quite weak, actually.

    Source(s): Pediatric/Neonatal Critical Care Paramedic
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  • Carlie
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    No.

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