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If your baby won’t wake up to eat, does not want to eat, or is feeding far less than normal, call your doctor right away. Redness, streaking, and inflammation around any opening of the body is a serious medical condition requiring immediate care. It is sometimes difficult to know exactly when to call the doctor if your baby seems sick or even when to seek emergency care. Babies cannot tell us when something hurts. However, we can give you an idea on when to call the doctor or when to seek emergency care if you have a sick baby.
Signs that may require a call to your doctor. Changes in appetite. If your baby is 3 to 6 months old and has a temperature up to 102 F (38.9 C) and seems sick or has a temperature higher than 102 F (38.9 C), contact the doctor. If your baby is 6 to 24 months old and has a temperature higher than 102 F (38.9 C) that lasts longer than one day but shows no other signs or symptoms, contact the doctor.
Always call the doctor if your child is: 3 months or younger and has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, since her immune system hasn’t had as much experience fighting infections yet (if you can’t reach your doctor after office hours, head to the ER) 3 to 6 months and has a temperature of 101 degrees or more. Newborns under three months are a special case. If a newborn has a fever at or above 100.4℉ (38℃), call the doctor or seek medical attention immediately.
For children between three months and three years of age, call the doctor if there is a sustained (more than two days) fever over 102.2℉ (39℃). Your baby should be seen by a doctor if: Your premature baby is under two months of age and has an axillary temperature greater than 99 degrees Fahrenheit or a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit rectally. Doctor: Premature babies especially, but all babies that are sick, tend to be bothered a lot by external stimuli. What they really want is for it to be quiet and warm and dark. Narrator: While babies do need some exposure to light for healthy development, for the.
To measure your premature baby’s development, use his or her corrected age — your baby’s age in weeks minus the number of weeks he or she was premature. For example, if your baby was born eight weeks early, at age 6 months your baby’s corrected age is 4 months. You’ll always remember your baby’s time in the hospital.
How Your Premature Baby Looks. The earlier your baby arrives, the smaller she will be, the larger her head will seem in relation to the rest of her body, and the less fat she will have. With so little fat, her skin will seem thinner and more transparent, allowing you actually to see the blood vessels beneath it.
Call your NICU or pediatrician immediately if your preemie develops these symptoms. Come up with feeding strategies. Your baby will most likely be able to drink from a bottle or breastfeed by the.
List of related literature:
|from Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year|
|from Pediatric Telephone Advice|
|from What to Expect the Toddler Years|
|from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide|
|from Maternal-Child Nursing E-Book|
|from Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week|
|from An Invitation to Health, Brief Edition|
|from Maternity and Women’s Health Care E-Book|
|from What to Expect the First Year|
|from An Invitation to Health|