When to call for medical assistance

A sick baby can be very distressing for any parent. Knowing what to look out for and when to seek help can go a long way to ease rising anxiety.

Look out for these warning signs which may indicate that your baby may be unwell and require medical assistance.

Unusual behaviour:

  • High pitched, weak or incessant crying

  • Baby is Inactive with no crying

  • Loss of interest in feeding

  • Difficulty with breathing e.g. laboured or noisy breathing

Tummy upsets:

  • Watery frequent stools

  • Blood in stools

  • Jelly-like stools

  • Dehydration

High Temperature:

A baby of less than 3 months old with a temperature greater than 37ºC should be seen by a doctor

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