yellow/orange boogers in a newborn

Saige_brush - posted on 06/09/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is ten days old and is really stuffy. So we used the nose sucker and it came out like bright mustard...? Is this normal?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/10/2014

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Generally, colored snot means infection of some sort. Take him to the doctor to be safe

Niki - posted on 06/09/2014

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He might have a cold already. If it still looks yellow or even green after a day an early trip to the pediatrician may be in order. His lungs and ears are still so small to handle thick mucus. They still have very immature respiratory systems at that age and can get sick pretty easily. Every germ is new to him and he can't fight them all off yet. Wouldn't hurt to give the pediatrician's nurse a call in the morning and check for a fever a few times tonight. Good luck to you and the little man! :-)

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