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Common Concerns in a Newborn Baby

Written by
Dr. Sirisha
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Jul 14, 2014 and last reviewed on Nov 13, 2018   -  1 min read


This article discusses the conditions in a newly born baby, which a mother and family need to know about, as they cause much anxiety and unknown fear and also frequent unnecessary doctor visits.

Common Concerns in a Newborn Baby

Breathing Problems

Sounds near the chest while breathing without any breathing difficulty and noisy breathing are normal in a newborn. These conditions do not require any treatment. Nasal drops are sufficient in most cases.

Conditions that require attention are:

Normal Skin Changes

Skin changes observed in a newborn include:


Bright red spots in the white of the eye soon after birth and mild redness over the eyelids is common in a newborn.


The cry can be due to many reasons

A common cause of cry which requires medication is a colicky abdominal pain, usually in the evenings.

Presence of excessive cry, which does not subside with feeding or consoling requires the use of anti-colic drops.

Beware of irritable cry, which might be a sign of:


Hiccups and sneezing are quite common. Hiccups usually occur due to swallowing air during feeds. Feeding can reduce hiccups.


Some white or red discharge from the vagina in girl babies.


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Last reviewed at:
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