Parenting Questions

When to Call the Pediatrician?

When do I call the doctor?

  • Lips or body looks blue
  • Difficulty breathing – fast, labored breathing where baby is using chest muscles to breath
  • Baby becomes limp/excessively floppy or non-responsive
  • Temperature of 100.4° Fahrenheit or above (rectally).
  • Repeated vomiting, especially if green in color.
  • Poor feeding/refusing to feed and/or fewer than 3-4 wet diapers in 24 hours.
  • Extreme sleepiness and/or excessive crying (remember it is normal for babies to sleep a lot at this age and for babies to cry often!)

The content provided is not meant to replace the advice of your child’s physician. Please refer any specific issues or questions about your child to your pediatrician or health care provider.