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Posted by: Mom | 2004/01/27

Paleness in 7 month old baby

Hello Doc

My 7 month old daughter seems to be very pale, even her colour of her lips seems the same coulour as her skin, which is very pale. She is a happy baby, drink well and sleep well, but she is extremely pale. This is my second child, and my first were not as pale. It is not a sudden thing, I have noticed this since 4 months of age.

Should I be concerned, does she have some sort of defieciency I need to worry about. I do not want to take her to the doctor if I am just an overly concerned mother.

Please help

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Mom, when it comes to babies, you can never be too concerned. The paleness may be due to something like anaemia and the best would be to let the paediatrician take a look. Good luck.

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