Not having regular bowel movements. Newborns younger than 2 weeks
should have at least 1 or 2 bowel movements a day. Babies older than 2 weeks
can go 2 days and sometimes longer between bowel movements. It?s usually okay
if it takes longer than 2 days, especially if your baby is feeding well and
Jaundice that has
not improved by 4 days after birth.
Cries in a peculiar manner or for an
unusual length of time.
circumcision problems. Signs may include
greater-than-expected bleeding at the circumcision site, a bloodstained area
larger than the size of a grape on his diaper or wound dressing, or signs of
infection (such as swelling and redness). For more information, see the topic
rectal temperature that is less than
97.8 A?F (36.6 A?C) or that is 100.4 A?F (38 A?C) or higher.
rarely awake and does not wake up for feedings, or seems too tired or
uninterested to eat.
Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about the
Your baby seems to be acting odd, even though
you can't identify exactly what concerns you.
You feel that you are
unable to nurture your newborn.
You feel that you are unable to
emotionally connect with your newborn. Although it is normal to feel some
distance at first, you should develop increasing feelings for your baby during
the first week or two.