Know When To Call Your Pediatrician
Newborn - 2 Months Old
Call your pediatrician's office
any time your baby has a symptom that concerns you. In
addition, call if
your baby experiences any of the following symptoms during the first two
- Poor sucking or refusing to feed.
- A change of behavior so that baby "just isn't right."
- Difficulty breathing.
- More than six to eight watery stools per day
(breast-fed babies often have more loose stools than formula-fed babies; check
with your physician for guidance).
- Forceful vomiting, vomiting that lasts for 12 hours or
more, or vomiting with fever or diarrhea.
- Baby becomes "floppy" and loses muscle tone.
- Crying for an abnormally long time.
- White patches in the mouth.
- Redness or tenderness around the navel area.
- Nose blocked with mucus so that baby can't breathe while feeding.
2 - 12 Months Old
Call your pediatrician's office if any
of the following symptoms occur between 2 to 12 months:
- Chills that make baby shake all over.
- Extreme sleepiness, listlessness or unexplained
- Baby is unusually fussy or irritable.
- Sudden weakness.
- Pulling on the ear or fluid discharge from ear.
- Red, swollen and/or watery eyes.
- Vomiting for 12 hours or more, or vomiting with fever
- Refusing to eat.
- Diarrhea streaked with blood or mucus, or persistent
diarrhea with decreased wet diapers.
- Sudden rash.
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