Bottle-Feeding - When to Call a Doctor
doctor if your baby:
- Is not growing and gaining weight as expected.
About a 2 lb (1 kg) weight gain
per month is usually expected for the first few months after
- Is constipated or if his or her stools are hard and/or
- Is vomiting forcefully and seems to be uncomfortable. When
vomiting occurs, all or most of a feeding is thrown up.
diarrhea or skin rash or is vomiting or crying inconsolably. Your baby may have
developed a cow's milk intolerance or food allergy.
- Has gas, bloating, cramps, and/or diarrhea after
drinking milk or eating dairy products. Your baby may have
- Has dark areas on his
or her teeth or other signs of
Who to see
For routine medical checkups or
problems related to your baby's health, the following health professionals can
For preventive dental care and problems with your child's
teeth, see a
dentist. Pediatric dentists specialize in the care and
problems of children's teeth.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 26, 2009
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