Newborn worries

You'll be worried about everything when you get your newborn home. Here are the most common concerns.

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When you bring your baby home, you’ll worry about everything, says GP Rob Hicks.

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Common concerns include:

GRUNTING

Sleeping babies can be noisy. But if there’s a real problem he’ll soon yell about it.

VOMITING

Most newborns bring up milk or ‘posset’ after each feed. As long as he is gaining weight, has wet nappies and is content, don’t fret.

ENLARGED GENITALS

Newborn genitals are large due to hormones passed from you. Discuss any concerns with your health visitor.

SQUINTY EYES

The muscles in your baby’s eyes aren’t strong at first. But if squinting persists after six months, see your health visitor.

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RASHES

Most rashes are harmless, and will come and go very rapidly. Do mention them to your GP if you are concerned, if they persist, or if you simply want to have them checked out.

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