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How will you know if your baby has fever?

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Most doctors say a baby has a fever if their temperature is 100.4 F or higher. It’s best to take her temperature through her bottom. Young newborns aren’t able to fight off infections very well. And a fever usually is a sign of an infection.

From: Your Baby's Temperature and Fever WebMD Medical Reference

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Behrman, R., Kliegman, R., and Jenson, H. , Saunders, 2004. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 17th edition

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

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Behrman, R., Kliegman, R., and Jenson, H. , Saunders, 2004. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 17th edition

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

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