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When To Call A Doctor

Your baby’s health care provider would like you to call at the first sign of your baby’s illness. Minor conditions in newborn infants can quickly become serious. If you wonder whether you should call your health care provider, do it, especially if you see something unexpected or different that concerns you.

Call 911 for any of these signs of illnesses:

  • Baby has blue lips or mouth
  • Baby’s body is limp
  • Baby does not wake up when aroused

Call your doctor NOW if your baby has any of these signs of illness:

  • Temperature of 100-degrees or more auxiliary
  • No urine for more than 12 hours and/or no stool for more than 24 hours
  • Baby is jaundice ~ yellowish skin on face, body, legs or eyes
  • Baby is sleepy, difficult to keep awake for feedings
  • Rapid or labored breathing

* Please note: If you have contacted your doctor for any of the signs of illness listed above and you have not gotten a response within 2 hours, take your baby to the office or clinic. If it is after hours, and you have not gotten a response, go the Emergency Room/ Urgent Care.

Call your doctor as soon as possible if your baby has any of these signs of illness:

  • Runny eyes or runny nose
  • Umbilical cord is red, smells or has drainage
  • Forceful vomiting more than 2 times in 24 hours
  • Diarrhea stools more than 8 times in 8 hours
  • Inconsolable crying for more than 3 hours


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