If my baby won’t eat, should I call the doctor?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Dr. Ann Kellams encourages parents to call the doctor if their baby won’t eat.

    Host: If my baby won't eat should I call the doctor?

    Dr. Ann Kellams: So if the baby is - one of the first things that happen to a baby that's sick or not feeling well is that they might get a little more sleepy and they might lose their appetite. So a baby whose feeding pattern has changed such that they are either not interested or they had been waking up for feeds and now they are not or when it's time for them to eat they are not taking their normal amount. That can be a serious issue and we would like for the families to call the baby's doctor.