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Fourteen reasons to call your newborn baby's pediatrician

Fourteen reasons to call your newborn baby's pediatrician. Dr. Amy Guiot of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center talks to FOX19 NOW Morning News Anchor Rob Williams. (FOX19 NOW) Fourteen reasons to call your newborn baby's pediatrician. Dr. Amy Guiot of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center talks to FOX19 NOW Morning News Anchor Rob Williams. (FOX19 NOW)

 Fourteen reasons to call your newborn baby's pediatrician:

1. A temperature greater than 100.4 rectally

2. Less than two wet diapers a day for the first 48 hours of life and less than three wet diapers a day after 48 hours (from that point forward, your baby should have 6-8 wet diapers per day)

3. Bowel movement that is different from what your baby has typically been having

4. Difficulty breathing or a persistent cough

5. Grayish–blue coloring around the mouth, lips and tongue when feeding or crying

6. Poor feeding, continued spitting up or forceful vomiting

7. Excessive drowsiness, sleeping through typical feeding times, or unusual inactivity or quietness

8. Persistent crying or irritability

9. Persistent redness around the nipple area (male or female)

10. Generalized rash, especially if accompanied by a fever

11. Redness, foul odor or discharge in umbilical cord area

12. Redness or discharge from the eyes

13. Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)

14. If you have any worries or concerns. Trust your mommy instinct (as new as it may be) and call your pediatrician!


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