How to prevent your baby from being infected with Hepatitis B virus?

What should you pay attention to during pregnancy and lactation?

  1. Regular checkup

Mothers with hepatitis B virus should tell the doctor about it. The doctor will give reasonable advice and do regular check-ups.

2. Pay attention to rest

Expectant mothers having hepatitis B virus should avoid strenuous activities and not do too much physical activity. Take more rest to prevent miscarriage and placental dislocation, resulting in fetal infection with the hepatitis B virus.

3. Injection of immunoglobulin

In the last trimester of pregnancy, expectant mothers carrying hepatitis B virus usually need monthly injections of hepatitis B immunoglobulin to reduce the amount of hepatitis B virus in the body and prevent the virus from infecting the baby through cord blood.

The effective way to prevent hepatitis B infection is to inject neonatal hepatitis B vaccine and hepatitis B immunoglobulin, effectively blocking hepatitis B virus infection by up to 93%.

Remarks: Injecting Hepatitis B vaccine and immunoglobulin into your baby cannot block the transmission of Hepatitis B virus from the placenta. During pregnancy, expectant mothers should be gentle, and emotionally stable.

4. Can mothers with hepatitis B breastfeed?

Breast Milk is not the main route to transmitting the hepatitis B virus. If a newborn baby is injected with hepatitis B immunoglobulin and hepatitis B vaccine, they can be breastfed. However, it is necessary to ensure that the nipple is clean without damage, the breast is not inflamed, and the baby’s mouth is free of ulcers.

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