What constitutes a newborn emergency?

Some things which may not constitute an emergency in an older child are a cause for concern in a baby under 3 months of age. Please call us immediately if you feel there is any problem with your baby or if your baby has any of the following:

  • A rectal temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more or 98 degrees and below
  • A sudden decline in feeding pattern lasting over two consecutive feedings (6-8 hours)
  • Persistent crying lasting over one hour without interruption
  • Significant vomiting (not just spitting up) or spitting up green material
  • Diarrhea/frequent loose, watery stool
  • Jaundice/yellow color of the skin, eyes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unusual rash
  • Listlessness
  • Color changes

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