WHAT IF MY NEWBORN GETS SICK?
In very young babies, temperature is actually quite an unreliable indicator of illness. They can be very sick with a normal or below normal temperature, so look at how your baby is feeding, muscle tone (is he really floppy?) and his general mood. A temperature of over 38.5°C in small babies indicates the likelihood of a bacterial infection, so contact the doctor. In terms of medication, there is little you can use besides paracetamol, but breastfeeding helps with most of the symptoms too.