Newborn warning signs: When to call your baby’s doctor

Newborn warning signs

Warning signs may include:

  • Your baby seems listless and/or doesn't seem alert when awake.
  • Your baby refuses to eat or doesn't eat in his/her usual way.
  • Your baby cries more than normal, or the cry is different than normal.
  • Your baby breathes in a different way — slower, faster or more noisily.
  • Your baby has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher (taken under the arm).
  • Your baby vomits more than once (different than normal spit up).
  • Your baby has fewer wet or dirty diapers.
  • Your baby has stools containing mucus, blood or a foul odor.
  • Your baby's skin or whites of the eyes appear yellow.
  • Your baby just seems sick.

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