• Persistent, forceful vomiting, especially if the vomited material is bile stained (green) or bloody.
  • Fever in infants under three months of age (100.5 F or above).
  • Unusual drowsiness or inability to arouse the baby/child.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Repeated choking spells or ‘blue” spells while feeding.
  • Twitching or convulsions.
  • Continuous crying for over one hour.
  • A tight, full abdomen with vomiting.
  • A yellow color of the baby’s skin and white of the eyes not present when the baby left the hospital.
  • Thick pus-like drainage from the belly button or elsewhere.
  • Bleeding that will not stop with direct pressure for 15 minutes.

Please don’t hesitate to call us whenever you have concerns about the health of your child. 

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