When to Call the Doctor About Your Baby

IF YOUR BABY HAS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PROBLEMS, CALL YOUR DOCTOR.

  • Your baby is older than 3 months with a rectal temperature of 102° F (38.9° C) or higher.

  • Your baby is 3 months old or younger with a rectal temperature of 100.4° F (38° C) or higher.

  • Your baby has watery poop (diarrhea) more than 5 times a day. Your baby has poop with blood in it. Breastfed babies have very soft, yellow poop that may look "seedy".

  • Your baby does not poop (have a bowel movement) for more than 3 to 5 days.

  • Baby throws up (vomits) all of a feeding.

  • Baby throws up many times in a day.

  • Baby will not eat for more than 6 hours.

  • Baby's skin color looks yellow, pale, blue or gray. This first shows up around the mouth.

  • There is green or yellow fluid from eyes, ears, nose, or umbilical cord.

  • You see a rash on the face or diaper area.

  • Your baby cries more than usual or cries for more than 3 hours and cannot be calmed.

  • Your baby is more sleepy than usual and is hard to wake up.

  • Your baby has a stuffy nose, cold, or cough.

  • Your baby is breathing harder than usual.