Ask your doctor if your baby:
- Will not focus on your face by the time she is 4 weeks old.
- Is running a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more. Call immediately.
- Has lost interest in feeding or is feeding poorly.
- Has decreased activity or alertness (indifferent response to stimulation, very floppy muscle tone, eyes open but little spontaneous movement).
- Is crying nonstop (prolonged and inconsolable).
- Has abnormal movements (unusual jerking of arms, legs, or head, especially if sustained for several seconds)
- Has unusual coloring (pale or yellow-orange color of the skin, bluish discoloration of the lips)
Or if you are uncertain about anything else! As a new parent, you can never ask too many questions (and believe me, I’ve pushed the limit). :)
- Do you have any questions? Leave a comment!
- Likewise, veteran parents…feel free to chime in with anything I forgot to cover!
Eisenberg, A., Murkoff, H.E., & Hathaway, S.E. (1996). What to Expect the First Year. Workman Publishing Company: New York.
Reisser, P.C. (2007). The Focus on the Family Complete Book of Baby and Child Care. Tyndale House Publishers: Carol Stream, IL.
Please Note: This post is for informational (and entertainment) purposes only. I am not a doctor! Be sure to talk to your doctor regarding any questions or concerns you may have regarding your baby.