My 6 weeks old baby her lips are turning purple and I only breastfed? admin Posted on Posted in Medical Questions, Pediatrics 5 Comments My 6 weeks old baby her lips are turning purple and I only breastfed.
this could be a sign of cyanosis, which is caused by a lack of oxygen in the blood or a lack of blood circulation. This could occur when a child has heart disease, pneumonia, asthma or a list of rarer causes..urgent medical attention is needed.
Take him to ER
Check your baby body temperature, if it drops to 35 then this is normal and you just need to warm him up
(His finger tips seem normal )
If not then i recommend you see your doctor immediately to check for other signs of hypoxia like sweating , rapid heart rate and rapid breathing rate
Keep you baby warm
Hope he is just cold
this condition is called as cyanosis.
its of 2 types-
1. Central cyanosis- caused due to congenital heart and lung diseases
2. Peripheral cyanosis- caused due to low oxygen carrying capacity due to conditions like anemia.
get 2 D echo and blood checked to confirm the diagnosis.
consult a paediatrician.
SEE IF ANYTHING IS WRONG IN YOUR BREAST FEEDING TECHNIQUE.
BABY SHOULD BREATHE NORMALLY WHILE GETTING FED.
LOW HEMOGLOBIN LEVELS CAN ALSO LEAD TO CYANOTIC SPELLS
its normal in some kids.usually goes away with age.
but if it happens frequently and if the color is more dark,then paediatric opinion is recommended.
low oxygen content in blood is the most common cause.