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#1 of 6 Old 07-19-2008, 03:02 PM - Thread Starter
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My DS is 9 days old and last night we noticed thet when he was laying on my lap- on his side- the leg touching my body turned dark purple. When we switched his position it went back to normal. I noticed it again today in the sling, and again, when i moved him more on his back, it went back to normal color. Is this just a normal circulatory issue? Thanks.
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I don't really have advice but

Maybe you could call your pediatrician just to be sure. No harm in asking. Most pediatricians have a 24 hour on call nurse.
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Sounds like a normal circulatory issue, but if you have any concerns call your dr or midwife.

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As my midwife siad to me when DS was born "Newborns have crappy circulation, that's why they always have cold hands and feet"

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Pretty normal. It's happened to most of my babies from time to time in the beginning, just normal circulatory stuff that happens during those first few days and weeks.

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My midwife said as long as it goes away quickly when you change position and give him a rub he should be fine. My ds did this from day one till the first couple of weeks.
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