Centre for Child Health, BLK Super Speciality Hospital
Following should be taken care of for a new born whose mother has active TB or has been on ATT during pregnancy
- New born needs a good clinical examination, chest x-ray and USG abdomen.
- If a New born is normal on examination and investigations are also normal, prophylaxis with INH is started
- BCG has to be given
- Mother can breastfeed
- Infant is separated only if mother has Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis till she becomes sputum culture negative. In the meantime, mother can give expressed breastmilk.
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