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Being a new mom comes with all sorts of worries. Especially when your little one is too young to talk for themselves and you can’t understand their cries yet. Most of the time, these thoughts are just in your head and with time you learn to handle them. However, sometimes there are a few signs that are too prominent to ignore, and these are a few of them.

1. Blue skin

Your baby may develop blue skin around their mouth due to excessive crying, especially newborns. Slightly older babies may develop blue hands and feet. This is common among babies but only for a short period of time. If the blueness continues and you don’t start seeing any signs of your baby getting their pink baby skin back, that’s when you should consult a doctor.

2. Birth injuries

Sometimes, due to an unusual delivery or a difficult labour, your baby may be born with certain injuries. They could be cuts due to the surgical equipment or something a little more drastic. However, the body of your little one is too new to be able to cope with such injuries at such a young age. So if you notice any bleeding or wounds on their body, report it immediately as it may damage in the future or lead to permanent scarring of the skin.

3. Coughing

It gets difficult to differentiate coughs from an actual problem. A lot of babies cough while breastfeeding or even breathing. Their organs are new and not even close to fully developed. However, if the coughing is continuous and shows no signs of slowing down, it may indicate that there is some defect in the respiratory or digestive system. The best option would be to get it diagnosed immediately.

4. Vomiting

There is a difference between vomiting and spitting up in kids. A couple of incidents of vomiting is normal, but if your child vomits every time you feed them, there must be something wrong. They might be allergic to what you’re feeding them. It would help you to look at the colour of the vomit for more insight. If the vomit appears to be slightly green, it could suggest a problem of the digestive system which needs to be addressed.

5. Consistent fever

A mild fever here and there is normal. It would just be the body fighting off an infection. But if the fever persists over a long period of time, it could be a problem. Their body may not be equipped to handle an infection of this nature. Prolonged fever may also lead to seizures. 

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