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When should I get emergency care once my baby is home from the NICU?

Get emergency care for your NICU infant in the following cases:
  • Bluish lips or skin
  • Excessive sleepiness, floppiness, or difficulty rousing
  • Poisoning or suspected poisoning -- call Poison Control first
  • Trouble breathing or chest sinking in with breathing

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