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A 37-year-old female asked:

13 day old baby was very fussy and hardly slept last night. she has baby acne on her nose and eyelids. temperature was 37 about an hour ago. she is still fussing but drinking breastmilk with a top up of s26 gold if needed. regular nappy changes?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 38 years experience
What is question?: I'm not sure what your question here is. She sounds like a normal, healthy newborn. Baby acne is normal due to removal of maternal hormones - it will likely get worse before it gets better. She's nursing well - is she gaining weight appropriately? Fussiness at this age is often hunger or something in mom's diet causing some stomach discomfort. Mom should try dairy free, avoid cruciferous vegs.
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