By Dr. Erika Schwartz, Medical Director of Cinergy Health
Unlike older children, babies have fewer resources to deal with illness. When a baby gets sick, you want to be on the alert and careful. While you don’t want to call the doctor all the time, most doctors prefer you call them earlier rather than later. For a physician it is easier to provide guidance earlier in the course of a baby’s illness. The help will likely protect you and the baby from having to make a trip to the emergency room or the doctor’s office.