Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

Check out the latest Ask Dr Pam Q&A and posts by topic below as well as her health and wellness posts.

Ask Dr Pam   

How can I tell if my baby is dehydrated?

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Below are general signs that your baby is not getting enough fluids or is dehydrated: 

•    baby's fontanels (soft spots on their head) and eyes are sunken

•    baby cries but no tears are produced

•    baby has dry or brittle hair and/or skin

•    baby is lethargic

•    baby has gone more than 6 hours without a wet diaper.

Contact your healthcare practitioner immediately if your baby is showing any of these signs.

See this Q&A to find out how to tell if your baby is getting enough nutrients and calories.