Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example,
Your baby has been shaken or struck on the
Call your doctor now or seek
immediate medical care if:
You are afraid that you will harm your baby and
you cannot find someone to help you.
Your child is very cranky,
even after 3 or more hours of holding, rocking, or feeding.
baby cries in a different manner or for an unusual length of
Your baby cries for a long time and has symptoms such as
vomiting, diarrhea, fever, or blood or mucus in the stool.
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be
sure to contact your doctor if:
Your baby is not gaining
Your baby has no symptoms other than crying, but you want
to check for health problems.
Your baby seems to be acting odd,
even though you are not sure exactly what concerns you.
not able to feel close to your newborn.
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June 04, 2014
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