Too high or too low? Normal is 100-160bpm
Seem extra fatigued? Falling asleep during feeding?
Pale, blue, or dusky skin?
Breathing too fast? too slow? Normal is 40-60 breaths per minute
Cold to touch? Especially feet and hands?
Charlie had a heart murmur that was heard the day after he was born. This is how we found out he had a CHD. We were told to look out for other symptoms. Charlie was sleeping ALL the time and he was not gaining weight. We had to bottle feed breastmilk instead of breastfeeding because nursing took more energy than he had. Shortly after his surgery he started gaining weight and was an alert little boy.