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What should I expect during my baby's hospital stay due to infection?

While your baby is in the hospital due to infection, the nursing staff will check up on your baby often. His temperature and pulse will be closely followed. He will be placed on a heart monitor for observation. The nurse will feed your child and change his diapers. If you would like to help feed and change your baby, you are welcome -- just ask his nurse. All diapers will be weighed to make sure your baby is making enough urine. He may be given acetaminophen (Tylenol) to help reduce the fever. Never give your child aspirin, because it is linked to a serious liver and brain disease called Reye's syndrome.

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