Pregnancy to Parenthood (Oct 2019)
Hence, is important to see your paediatrician if you notice your baby’s skin and eyes are becoming more obviously yellow, he/she has a fever or is not feeding properly.
When to See a Paediatrician
Common newborn issues like spit-ups, vomiting and nasal congestions are generally not a huge cause for concern as they resolve over time. However, there are some red flags, you simply cannot ignore.
- Persistent large vomits
- Not gaining weight
- Sudden onset
- Decreased urine output
- Poor weight gain
Nasal congestions in newborns are normal especially after feeding. However, if it continues to persist and you observe the symptoms stated below, then you should visit a paediatrician.
- Poor feeding
Dr Wendy then finished her talk by sharing some general signs and symptoms parents should keep a lookout for. If you observe these signs, then you should bring your baby in for a check-up with your paediatrician.
- Fever higher than 37.5 degrees Celcius
- Crying for more than 2 hours at a time and is inconsolable
- Not feeding well
- Diarrhea or persistent vomiting
- Less awake or less alert than usual