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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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What should be the normal room temperature for newborn?

What should be the normal room temperature for newborn?

Normal for adults: Kkeep your room temperature at whatever is comfortable to adults- 68-72 degrees on average. A newborns should be covered in a full length jammie or sleeper sack, and swaddled in a light blanket. If you do this and cover the baby with a second light blanket, the baby will be plenty warm. ...Read more

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What is the normal range of WBC in newborns?

Varies : With labs. Should be between 9, 000 to 30, 000 total wbc. ...Read more

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What is the normal "respiration rate" and "heart beat" range of a 20 days old newborn?

What is the normal "respiration rate" and "heart beat" range of a 20 days old newborn?

Normal HR ; RR: The normal range for heart rate is 100-160 for a 3 week old, although if baby really upset crying hard up to 180 would not be unusual. Respiratory rate ranges from low 20's to 60. # week old babies also still have a percentage of periodic breathing, a normal breathing pattern where they breath very rapidly and then slow way down and almost look like they are not breathing and then speed up again. ...Read more

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Is it normal for new born to have a temperature 36.3 ? What are the norms? Asap

Is it normal for new born to have a temperature 36.3 ? What are the norms? Asap

Normal newborn temp: Usually btw 36 and 37 degree c. But usally greater than 36.5. Place baby an your skin and snuggle. If baby is feeding and otherwise well i wouldn't be concern. Recheck the temp after doing this. If baby appears ill or temperature remains take to dr asap, particularly if in first 6 wks of life. ...Read more

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My 20 day old new born has been caughing, sneezing, and is quite congested. She hasn't got feverish temperatures, and seems to be eating normally.

Nasal congestion: Infants especially in the first few weeks of life may cough here and there or sneeze. Nasal congestion is common as well. Need to use saline nasal drops/suction bulb/ cool mist humidifier. If fever, fussy, not feeding, nasal congestion/ cough getting worst/ wheezing need to be seen right away. ...Read more

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When is the temperature a concern on a newborn? When should I take him to the dr?

Any over 100.4 F: Newborns are supposed to be well protected from most viruses by getting plenty of immune factors from mom.Any temperature over 100.4 (rectal) in the newborn or first 6-8 weeks is worrisome for a bacteria that may have been acquired at birth. I generally admit & treat all with IV antibiotics until it's clear they don't have a bacterial infection.This is why we advise against lots of people contact. ...Read more

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What is the temperature of newborn babies?

What is the temperature of newborn babies?

Range: Normal temperatures can range from 97.5-99.5. If your baby's temp is higher or lower than this range, talk to your doctor. A fever more than 100.5 is concerning enough to warrant an ER visit in a young infant less than 3 months. ...Read more

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What happens if the temperature of a newborn baby drops suddenly?

What happens if the temperature of a newborn baby drops suddenly?

Temperature: this is not a common occurrence. But also depends on what you mean by "drop suddenly". And how the temp is being measured.
Fevers (temperature above 100.4F) can drop fairly quick after giving a medication like acetaminophen.
Other serious medical conditions like sepsis can cause a drop in temperature.
More information is needed to better answer your question. ...Read more

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I have a four day old newborn what is the right temperature for my. Apartment and what is to hot?

Comfortable for you: In general, your baby will be comfortable at temperatures you are comfortable in. Dress infant in roughly the same layers you are wearing - a shirt, pants or onesie. ...Read more

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At what temperature does a newborn baby have a "fever"?

At what temperature does a newborn baby have a "fever"?

100.4 F: If a newborn infants under a month of age has a temperature of 100.4 degrees f (or 38.0 degrees c), that is considered a fever. Babies under a month of age with a fever must be seen and evaluated right away. The best way to check for a fever is using a rectal thermometer. Oral, ear, and axillary (under the armpit) thermometers are not as accurate in a newborn baby. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give my newborn cold formula? He is only 4days old our room temperature purified water gallon is kinda cold I didn't realize until now

Is it okay to give my newborn cold formula? He is only 4days old our room temperature purified water gallon is kinda cold I didn't realize until now

Not cold: Most babies seem to prefer their formula at room temperature or slightly warm. Cold formula in such a young baby may cause low temperatures. All the best and I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are inhalant allergies common in a newborn ? I care for a 1 month old , a stuffy nose for two days. A temperature of 99.6 started today.

Are inhalant allergies common in  a newborn ? I care for a 1 month old , a stuffy nose  for two days. A temperature of 99.6  started today.

Allergies uncommon: Newborns depend on small nasal passages for breathing.Common irritants like dust, fragrance, smoke, paint fumes, cooking odors, etc.Can all cause congestion.Regular use of saline nasal wash can remove these irritants so baby can breathe easier.A temperature of 99.6 is normal @ this age. ...Read more

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Is it normal for newborn baby to be jittery?

Maybe,maybe not : A newborn has poor control of their limbs and often their movements are somewhat random and uncoordinated. However, they can also have some jittery movements that reflect low blood sugar or other problems.Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my newborn to be feeding all the time?

Is it normal for my newborn to be feeding all the time?

Yes: Newborns are wired to suckle 24/7 as a reflex. Try not to confuse the reflex with hunger. Hunger is a learned feeling, a desire to feel better if an emty stomach sends the message. If baby has just eaten, the stomach is not sending that message, but baby may accept a feed for comfort if offered. Breast fed stomachs can empty every 2 hours, formula taked longer. Newborns grow fast and eat often. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a newborn to loose her empirical cord in 8 days?

SEPARATION VARIES: The care of the umbilical cord stump influences the timing of separation. In areas where it is left to dry naturally or occasionally cleaned with rubbing alcohol, it often separates in a week or less. In areas that apply tripple dye as an antiseptic technique, it may delay separation 3 or more wks. International comparison studies show no increase in infections with simple drying over other methods. ...Read more

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My newborn baby sleeps all the time even during feeding. Is that normal?

Yes: Babys will have their eyes closed even during feedings, that will pass quickly.
Make sure your pediatrician or obstetrician feels the same. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a newborn baby be kept away from people with sickness bug?

It depends: The most crucial period for a newborn not getting sick with fever is the first 3 months because it may lead the doctors to do more investigations than sometimes necessary. One day or another every child has to catch the bugs and devlop their immune system, you can't keep them in a bubble for ever...Probably after one year of age a child will be able to handle sickness better than an infant. ...Read more