Call a Doctor If …
Below are signs that you should check with your doctor about your baby or yourself. Remember: check with your health care provider if you have a question, whether it's a sign on this list or not. Odds are that everything is fine, but trust your instincts and don't hesitate to ask.
Your baby hasn't had a wet diaper in twenty-four hours.
It is the fourth day after the birth and you see no evidence of white-colored milk (in leakage from your breast or spit from the baby).
Your baby has no bowel movements on the fourth day after the birth.
Your baby cannot latch on to a breast.
Your baby is lethargic and is difficult to wake for feedings.
Your baby latches on readily but feeds for only a minute or two and then appears to doze off.
Your baby feeds endlessly, for an hour at a time, and doesn't seem satisfied, then sleeps for less than an hour before crying for another feeding.
Your breasts are painfully hard and swollen (full and firm is fine, hard and painful is not).
Your nipples hurt during the entire feeding, not just for a moment at latch-on, and you find yourself dreading feedings or shortening them because of the pain.