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what might be the problem when a newborn baby doesn't cry at all?what procedures must do to the baby?

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Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
35 years experience Pediatrics
Newborn crying: Newborns usually cry when hungry or startled or wet, but some babies have a calm temperament and don't cry a lot. Important for the doctor to check the baby's development and neurologic examination.
Answered on Jan 22, 2016
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Depends.: If crying is the only thing absent, and all other factors (turning to sound, breathing, movement, social smile, etc) are present, there may not be anything wrong at all. A good history and physical may be all that's needed.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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