What to remember now that baby is here
So the baby has come and your family is bigger than ever before. Congratulations! As the mother of your newborn, you'll want to make sure you're protecting and nourishing your growing bundle of joy the best way you can.
There can be a lot to learn when taking care of an infant for the first time. In addition to feeding and diapering your little one, you'll also need to properly vaccinate your baby.
Although the use of most IBD medications is safe for you and your baby, exposure to specific prescription drugs (such as biologics) while you were pregnant can increase your baby's reaction to live vaccinations after birth. Some mothers will need to avoid vaccinating their newborn with certain vaccines depending on the type of medication exposure your baby had in the womb.
We'll dive deeper into the importance of vaccinations and which ones may be recommended for your little one depending on what he or she was exposed to in utero.