Immunizations are part of growing up—and they’re not fun for children of any age. If you’re a new parent, then know that it’s normal for your baby to feel pain and perhaps run a fever after an injection. It is also normal for you to be upset seeing your baby that way—but it will be over soon enough and both you and your baby will get back to normal.
After an immunization injection, your doctor will tell you what to expect over the next few days. Generally, your baby may: [all from http://www.babycenter.ca/baby/health/immunisationwhattoexpect/]
There are things you can do to help your baby feel better though. Here’s how to help relieve your baby’s fever and pain from an immunization injection.
In Canada, the provincial governments help determine immunization schedules. It’s likely that your doctor will inform you of the schedule that you and your baby will follow. [fromhttp://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/im/ptimprog-progimpt/table-1-eng.php]
Some injections are given as a single dose and others are combined to cover more than one infectious disease. It’s important that you consult with your baby’s doctor so that you know what your baby is being given and have your questions answered. [from http://www.babycenter.ca/baby/health/immunisationwhattoexpect/]
For more information on immunization schedules, use the following link: