Vaccines For Children Who Are In A Smoking Environment?

Hello, r nGood evening, r nDok want to ask, I have a child who is 2 months old. Meanwhile my child is fully breastfeeding and plans to have exclusive breastfeeding. My biological father is a heavy smoker, I hesitate to ban him from smoking and even reduce it even though my baby is there. And my condition is not yet possible to move house. So that baby often comes into direct contact with my father, who has smoked, even with the air left over from cigarette smoke at home.

1 Answer:

Hello,

Vaccination is certainly a good thing to protect your baby from dangerous diseases. Unfortunately there is no vaccine that can protect you and your other family from the dangers of cigarette smoke.

It is highly recommended for your baby to vaccinate according to the child's age and do the complete vaccination recommended by the IDAI (Indonesian Pediatric Association), namely =

BCG, for TB prevention vaccination. DPT, for vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (cough for 100 days) and tetanus. Hepatitis A and B, to prevent hepatitis A and Pneumococcal infection, to prevent pneumonia due to specific bacteria. It is highly recommended for children and babies, especially those who are often exposed to smoke. Rotavirus, to prevent viral diarrhea. Hemophilus Influenza, commonly found in the COMBO DPT vaccination. Influenza, to reduce flu infection rates. Meningococcal, for those who go to endemic areas in order to prevent meningitis. Polio. Measles. MMR, prevents measles, German measles and rubella. Varicella vaccine to prevent smallpox. Consult your pediatrician as every vaccine requires an age requirement. Complete your baby's vaccinations for optimal protection.

To help reduce cigarette exposure to babies, you need to convey gently and well about your concerns about this condition, if necessary, ask for third party help that your father can hear well.

Make sure not to bring the baby to a room full of cigarette smoke, ensure good ventilation in that room or in another room.

I hope this helps.

dr. Yusi

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