Q: Can babies get infected?
A: Symptoms of conjunctivitis or "pink eye," which include discharge and swollen eyelids, usually develop within the first 10 days of life. Symptoms of pneumonia, including congestion and a cough that gets steadily worse, most often develop within 3-6 weeks of birth. Doctors can treat both conditions successfully with antibiotics. Because of these risks to the newborn, doctors recommend that all pregnant women get tested for chlamydial infection, and that babies get eye drops after delivery to prevent an eye infection.