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Reasons to Call your Baby’s Doctor

baby lying on hospital bed

As a parent, your child’s health and safety is your number one priority. The littlest sniffle or the slightest change in behavior may worry you, especially if you are a new parent. Sometimes Googling your newborn’s symptoms may not give you clear answers because there is an overabundance of parenting advice and warnings online. To put your mind at ease, call your child’s Doctor.

We’ve put together a list of reasons to call your baby’s Doctor to help you know when that appropriate time is.

• Yellowing of the skin or eyes. This could be Jaundice.
• Difficulty breathing
• A continuous cough
• Persistent crying or irritability
• Blue or grey coloring around the mouth when feeding or crying
• Vomiting or not holding food down
• Unusual/different bowel movement from normal
• Lethargic behavior
• A rectal temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
• A rash, especially if baby has a fever too

This list is not all-encompassing, but if you are concerned, call your baby’s Doctor! That is what they are there for – the wellbeing of their patients.

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