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What does it mean if my baby’s feet are purple?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
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In brief: Immature circulation

Your baby's circulation is still in the process of developing.
Purple hands and feet is just a result of this immaturity. You do not need to be concerned if your baby is otherwise acting healthy. However if his lips or chest turn blue you should see your pediatrician as this can be a sign of cardiac disease.

In brief: Immature circulation

Your baby's circulation is still in the process of developing.
Purple hands and feet is just a result of this immaturity. You do not need to be concerned if your baby is otherwise acting healthy. However if his lips or chest turn blue you should see your pediatrician as this can be a sign of cardiac disease.
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics

In brief: Usually Normal

Babies normally have purple feet and hands, which is why they get 9's on the apgar test instead of 10's.
However if the baby has purple or bluish skin elsewhere, or lips they need to be seen immediately, as this could be a sign of heart or lung problems.

In brief: Usually Normal

Babies normally have purple feet and hands, which is why they get 9's on the apgar test instead of 10's.
However if the baby has purple or bluish skin elsewhere, or lips they need to be seen immediately, as this could be a sign of heart or lung problems.
Dr. Scott Katz
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