GET EMERGENCY CARE if you notice any of the following with your baby:
- Vomit that is green or bloody
- Dusky or blue skin or lips
- Floppiness or extreme difficulty waking the baby
- Poisoning or suspected poisoning — call the Poison Control Center first (1-800-222-1222)
- Trouble breathing or chest sinking in with breathing
Signs of infection or illness
- Listlessness or excessive sleepiness, or an overall change in activity or temperament.
- Unstable or abnormal temperature. A baby’s normal temperature (armpit) is from 97.7° F (36.5° C) to 99.5° F (37.5° C).
- Excessive irritability (has a high-pitched cry or can not be comforted).
- Vomiting more than occasionally.
- Poor eating (for example, refusal to eat at all, or consistently sleeping five to six hours between feedings).
- Reddened or firm skin around the umbilical site — or skin that has pus or a foul smell.
- Thrush — white or grayish-white, slightly raised patches that look like curds of milk on the tongue, lips, or throat.
- Breathing faster than 60 breaths per minute.
- Wheezing or coughing.
- Redness, swelling, tenderness, pus, or bleeding at the circumcision site.
- Jaundice (a yellow appearance) that does not go away, or spreads to cover more of the body.
- A rash that concerns you.
- Mottled and pale skin — and a temperature that’s higher or lower than normal.
- Cradle cap (scaly skin on the scalp).
- Severe or persistent diaper rash.
Bowel movements and urination
Pay attention to the number of wet and messy diapers your newborn makes. Too few may signal a problem. Call your baby’s doctor if you notice any of the following:
- On the first day of life, your baby doesn’t have at least one wet diaper and one messy diaper in a 24-hour period.
- On the second day of life, your baby has fewer than two wet diapers and two messy diapers in a 24-hour period.
- On the third day of life, your baby has fewer than three wet diapers and three messy diapers in a 24-hour period.
- On the fourth day of life:
- Your breastfed baby has fewer than four wet diapers and four mustard-yellow stools (“poops”) in a 24-hour period.
- Your formula-fed baby has fewer than four wet diapers and has no messy diapers in a 24-hour period.
- After the sixth day of life:
- Your breastfed baby has fewer than six wet diapers and four mustard-yellow stools (“poops”) in a 24-hour period.
- Your formula-fed baby has fewer than six wet diapers and has no messy diapers in a 24-hour period.
- Sudden changes in bowel movements combined with irritability, poor eating, or other concerns
- Diarrhea, or stool that’s watery, green, foul-smelling, or contains mucus or blood
- For circumcised boys:
- Increased redness, swelling, and tenderness
- Development of pus-filled blisters
- Bleeding — apply pressure and call your baby’s doctor right away
- Signs of discomfort with urination
- Failure to urinate within six to eight hours after a circumcision
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