Trust your instincts

You know your baby best. If you sense something isn't right, contact your baby's doctor — especially if your baby:

  • Isn't gaining weight
  • Isn't wetting at least six diapers a day
  • Isn't having regular bowel movements
  • Passes urine that's deep yellow or orange
  • Is consistently fussy after feedings
  • Seems sleepy all the time
  • Has yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • Spits up forcefully or more than a small amount at a time

Remember, every baby is unique and so are their feeding patterns. If you have questions about your baby's growth and development, talk to your baby's doctor.

April 22, 2015 See more In-depth