Newborns undergo many changes as they develop. However, there are warning signs you should watch for, including: • No urination or lack of bowel movement for 48 hours • Rectal temperature above 100.4° F or below 97.5° F • Bluish skin color that does not go away • Wheezing or grunting sounds while breathing • Odor, drainage or bleeding from the umbilical cord • Worsening jaundice or yellowing of the skin on the chest, arms or legs, or whites of the eyes Nancy Baker-Curtis shares more about her baby’s journey on Healthy You, NorthShore’s online source for tips to lead a healthy life, at northshore.org/L24.
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